Recycling at Easter
The Easter bunny will bring baskets, eggs, chocolates, and a variety of goodies your way. When he leaves, you will be left to cleanup. Do you know what to do with the chocolates, eggs and baskets filled with grass? If you answered "recycle, reuse, or dispose" you are on the right trail.
Let's make sure you recycle right, so your trail remains environmentally friendly.
Natural Eggshells – You can put your crushed eggshells in your compost pile, or use them to help start your own backyard compost. Eggshells provide important nutrients to your compost mix. If you do not wish to compost your eggshells, dispose of them in your trash can, particularly if you dyed and/or decorated the eggshells.
Plastic Eggs – Save the good ones for next year, or reuse them around the house. They make great containers for storing things like small jewelry on trips, or snacks for your little ones. If you are not able to reuse them, consider giving them to your local thrift shop or Goodwill. If donating the plastic eggs isn't an option for you, please dispose of them in your trash can. Plastic eggs are not recyclable in your curbside recycling.
Check out these Plastic Egg Reuse Ideas
Foil Candy Wrappers – Unfortunately you cannot recycle foil candy wrappers. Dispose of these in your trash can.
Baskets – Save for next year or reuse your baskets around the house. Plastic baskets can be a great way to organize your child's room. Use baskets to hold books, crayons, or toys. If you are not able to reuse the baskets, consider giving them to your local thrift shop or Goodwill store. Plastic, wicker, or wood, baskets should not go in your curbside recycling.
Basket Grass – Save for next year, or reuse as filler for gift baskets, padding in mail packages, and/or DIY projects. If you are unable to reuse the grass (either plastic or paper), dispose of it in your trash can.
For more information on curbside recycling, please visit our Know What To Throw page.
For more DIY ideas on how to reuse Easter baskets and plastic eggs, check out these resources:
www.diynetwork.com Easter upcycling