Most of us missed out on a Bonfire Night event last year because of the size restrictions on gatherings. Even though the rules have changed for 2021, and the Government is attempting to slow the spread of coronavirus in other ways, November 5 is unlikely to be ‘normal.’
Indeed, Manchester City Council has announced that the eight free bonfire and firework events it organises will again not take place. However, that doesn’t mean the sky won’t be lit up.
Instead, it’s expected that more people will host their own garden firework display at home to mark Guy Fawkes Night. For them, there will be tidying up to do afterwards.
Are fireworks recyclable?
In short, no they’re not.
Although they’re often made from materials that are recyclable, the danger and effort involved to separate those small fragments of paper and metal mean it isn’t worth the risk.
Not only that, but chemicals used in the production of most fireworks can contaminate other goods that it is possible to recycle otherwise.
As a result, the advice to follow from most local authorities in the UK is not to throw them into your kerbside recycling bin. Doing so also removes any unnecessary hazards for members of your council’s waste collection team.