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Reduce, reuse and recycle this Easter!

Get some eggs-cellent tips below for reducing holiday waste.

Find out which Easter specific materials are accepted for recycling below.


Use shredded paper instead of plastic artificial grass in Easter baskets
Shredded paper can be composted after in a backyard composter or at Salish Soils or dry paper can be recycled with other mixed paper.

Compost Easter eggs
Take ageing Easter eggs to Salish Soils in Sechelt for composting. Avoid putting in backyard composters as this will attract wildlife.

Hosting an Easter dinner or brunch? Aim to reduce food waste!
Plan out portions in advance, use a grocery list, serve on smaller dishes and use up or donate leftovers. Find more tips to reduce food waste here.
Still have left overs? Go with an easy Easter Quiche Lorraine or try one these ideas.

Buy used Easter baskets, go durable or DIY
Visit the SCRD Reuse Directory for thrift shop locations on the coast. Or buy a durable basket that can be used year after year. Get creative with DIY options like pillow cases or boxes in your home.

Go reusable for egg hunts
Buy reusable eggs and place unwrapped, bulk candy inside for egg hunts. Kids will love them and the eggs can be reused year after year.


Residents can drop-off Easter eggs and other food scraps at Salish Soils in Sechelt for composting. If backyard composting, check out the SCRD Guide to Backyard composting for tips and troubleshooting.
Check which Easter-related items can be recycled here.