Plea to have ‘green Halloween’ parties in Sheffield

Veolia staff encourage people to recycle after Hallowe'en parties
Veolia staff encourage people to recycle after Hallowe'en parties
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Halloween party organisers in Sheffield are being urged to go green – to avoid a ‘frightening’ toll of waste.

Sheffield Council’s waste contractor Veolia says that each year it has to deal with thousands of pumpkins, a ‘scary’ amount of food wrappers and paper plates, plus unwanted costumes.

Representatives of the company will be meeting members of the public tomorrow, outside Primark on Angel Street.

Passers-by can pick up ‘Green Halloween goody bags which include recipes on how to make delicious meals out of pumpkin flesh.

Advice will also be available on composting and recycling - and there will be a lucky dip with the chance to win a pumpkin.

A Veolia spokeswoman added: “We are urging people not to use disposable plates and cutlery, and create their own decorations out of old packaging and card rather than buy items which end up in the bin.”