Tips for Easter recycling

As Easter approaches, it’s time to start thinking about all the chocolate eggs and sweet treats we’ll be indulging in. But what happens once the festivities are over? Do you simply throw away all those colourful eggshells and excess packaging? This year, why not try something different by implementing some simple recycling tips that will help reduce waste and preserve our planet? In this blog post, we’ll explore a few creative ways to reuse your Easter leftovers and make sure they don’t end up in landfills. So put on your bunny ears, and let’s hop into some environmentally friendly solutions for this festive season!

Tips for reducing waste this Easter

Easter is a time for family, friends, and fun. It’s also a time when we tend to generate a lot of waste. From Easter egg hunts to chocolate bunnies, there are plenty of opportunities to create rubbish over the holiday period.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy all the traditional Easter activities while still reducing your waste.

Tips for reducing waste this Easter

Here are some tips to help you out:

Easter egg hunts are great fun, but they can generate a lot of waste if you use plastic eggs filled with sweets. Why not try using real eggs instead? You can hard boil them before hiding them or use empty egg shells filled with confetti or small toys.

Chocolate Easter bunnies are delicious, but they often come packaged in lots of wasteful plastic. See if you can find some good quality chocolate bunnies that come with minimal packaging, or better yet, make your own!

If you do end up with lots of chocolate wrappers and egg cartons, make sure to recycle them rather than throw them away. Many local councils offer special waste recycling collections over the Easter period.

Finally, try to avoid buying too much stuff, in general, this Easter. Gifts don’t have to be materialistic – why not give your time instead with vouchers for homemade meals or offers to help out around the house? Alternatively, see if you can find second-hand toys and gifts to pass on.

Ways to Recycle Easter Eggs

One way to recycle Easter eggs is by using them as plant fertilizers. Eggshells are a good source of calcium for plants, and they can help improve drainage and aeration in the soil. Simply crack the eggs and bury them in the soil around your plants.

Another way to recycle Easter eggs is by making bird feeders. First, blow out the egg contents and rinse out the eggshells. Then, punch a hole in each end of the eggshell and thread a string through it. Fill the eggshell with birdseed and hang it from a tree or post.

Ways to Recycle Easter Eggs

Finally, you can use Easter eggs to make art projects. One idea is to decorate empty eggshells with paint or markers, then glue them onto paper to create colorful mosaics. You can also use crayons or colored pencils to draw designs on eggshells, then display them in a vase or bowl.

What to do with Easter baskets?

We all know that Easter is a time for chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and Cadbury eggs. But what about those Easter baskets?

Here are a few ideas for recycling them:

  1. Donate them to a local charity or thrift store.
  2. Use them as planters for spring flowers.
  3. Fill them with goodies and donate them to a family in need.
  4. Repurpose them as gift baskets for birthdays or other special occasions.
  5. Save them for next year!

How to compost Easter flowers?

How to compost Easter flowers

Don’t you know how to make compost? It is a simple process. To compost your Easter flowers, first remove all the plastic and metal from the stems. Cut the stems into small pieces and place them in a compost bin or pile. Add some leaves and grass clippings to the bin or pile to help the decomposition process. Water the bin or pile regularly and turn it in every few weeks. After a few months, your Easter flowers will be fully decomposed, and you can use the compost as fertilizer for your plants!


By following the eco-friendly waste management tips outlined in this article, you can easily make Easter more environmentally friendly and save the earth from any negative impact. From buying recycled gift wrap to recycling any leftover candy and decorations, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a festive and sustainable holiday. If everyone adopts these practices, we can all work together towards a greener future for our planet. After all, what better way to celebrate Easter than by taking care of the earth?

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Sam Anderson
Sam Anderson
Certified Junk Clearance Professional at Express Waste Removals.