Easter has come and gone. Now, we're eating chocolate bunnies for breakfast and left with a bunch of colorful plastic eggs.

What To Do?

What should we do with these leftover plastic eggs? Many of us save them for next year, but a lot of us throw them in with our recycling.


The Truth About Plastic Eggs

As good as your intentions may be, the truth about these plastic eggs is that they can't be recycled. This is according to most waste management websites and a company called Brightly.

What Do We Do With Them?

If we can't recycle them, what should we do with them? Well, unfortunately, most waste management companies say you should just dispose of them with your normal trash. This, also according to Brightly.

Another thing you can do is just opt to use real eggs next year, though I know they haven't been the most affordable grocery item as of late.

Why Can't They Be Recycled?

This is a fair question. You would think that because they are plastic, you would be able to recycle them.

According to the source, plastic eggs are a hard plastic that very possibly contains lead paint, Bisphenol A, and BPA. These are very dangerous, harmful chemicals.

Not only that, but it is also a very time-consuming, tedious task for workers to sort through recycling and pick all of these out.

It's a less-fun Easter egg hunt, so please pull those out of your recycling bin to help crews save time.

For more information on what can and can't be recycled in Bismarck, North Dakota, check out WM's website for tips and rules.

As you clean out your Easter baskets, and burn through all of that candy, keep in mind that plastic Easter eggs cant be recycled. Thanks for reading. TTFN!


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