BIN collection dates in the borough will change next week due to the Easter bank holidays.

Wigan Council has asked residents to check their calendars to see which day their waste will be collected.

If residents have waste picked up on Tuesday it will now be on Monday.

People expecting to have rubbish disposed of on Wednesday will have it collected the day before on Tuesday.

Those who usually have rubbish emptied on Thursday will have it disposed of on Wednesday.

Residents who are due to have rubbish collected next Friday will have it picked up on Thursday.

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The local authority say green bin waste has doubled in recent weeks as residents have been tidying up their gardens and more food has been recycled.

The borough’s recycling rate is currently 52 per cent.

With Easter approaching, the council is encouraging residents to keep recycling more and doing it right with their egg packaging.

Cardboard from Easter eggs should be recycled in the blue bin.

Foil wrapping should be recycled in the brown bin.

Any leftover food should be put in the green bin.

The plastic inserts in Easter eggs are too thin to be recycled so should go into the black bin.

Director for environment at Wigan Council, Paul Barton, said: “It’s fantastic that more residents across the borough have been using their green bins and are recycling more, recycling right.

“Remember any leftover food can go in your green bin along with your garden waste.

“There is quite a lot of packaging from Easter eggs so it’s really important it’s recycled into the right bins.”

Last year the council introduced a free caddy liner delivery to encourage residents to recycle food using a kitchen caddy before putting in the green bin.

Residents who would like a roll of caddy liners are asked to tie an empty liner to their green bin when its due a collection and the crews will leave a new roll.

Residents can put their food waste directly into the green bin if they prefer.

Green bins are used for garden waste such as leaves, twigs and grass as well as leftover food (cooked or raw), tea bags and egg shells.