Christmas tree recycling

Did you know? In the UK we get through 8 million real Christmas trees every year!

Whilst it's possible to buy trees with roots and reuse them most will end up getting thrown away each year.  As such we estimate there's  around 10,000 dead Christmas trees left over just in the Shrewsbury area alone.  Please don't let them go to waste.  They make a great addition to your home compost heap but if you can't manage them at home the Councils garden waste collection service can deal with them for you.

Just put them out for collection along with your garden waste or take them to your local recycling centre.  All real Christmas trees will get sent for composting and turned into valuable soil improver for local farmers and horticulturalists.
Top tips

  1.     Make sure you put the tree out on the correct day for your garden waste collection.
  2.     If you can please try to get the tree into your garden waste bin.
  3.     If you cannot, you may leave the tree next to your garden waste bin.
  4.     To help the crews please cut trees down to a maximum 5 foot (1.5m) lengths.
  5.     Please make sure you remove any tinsel and other decorations first!


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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