Children urged to get cracking on eggs-tra special Easter recycling competition

MID & East Antrim Borough Council is calling on pupils in our borough to help make Easter all it’s cracked up to be this year.

A spokesperson said: “We are encouraging schools across Mid and East Antrim to participate in our recycling Easter Egg decorating competition.

“Do you know you can recycle your cardboard egg box packaging, the foil wrapping of an Easter egg and many more recyclable materials this Easter?

“We want you to decorate the egg with bright colours, including recyclable materials listed above!

“This competition is open to any year group who would like to participate.

“There will be limited number of eggs available across the borough, five for Ballymena area schools, five for Larne area schools, and five for Carrickfergus area schools.

“The eggs will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The closing date for schools to express their interest is 5pm on Friday 13th of March.

“The egg that has to be decorated measures 1.2 metres tall and 70cm wide.

“The eggs will need to be decorated and dropped off at one of our Household Recycling centres by Friday 3rd April: Waveney Road in Ballymena, Redlands in Larne or Sullatober in Carrickfergus.

“The eggs will be judged by a Council panel and the winning egg displayed at your local Household Recycling Centre.

“For more information please contact Catherine Hunter at

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