Shropshire Council and their waste contractor Veolia are launching a Christmas tree ‘amnesty’ this new year, to make sure trees don’t go to waste.
This means that for the first few weeks of January 2014 you can recycle real Christmas trees simply by putting them out for collection along with your garden waste.
All real Christmas trees collected will be ‘recycled’ (actually they get sent for composting) and turned into valuable soil improver for local farmers and gardeners.
- Make sure you put the tree out on the correct day for your garden waste collection. Check your collection timetable via shropshire.gov.uk/binday
- Make sure your tree is out on the kerbside by 7am as the collection crews start work early.
- If you can, please try to get the tree into your garden waste bin to make it easier for the collection staff.
- If you cannot fit your tree into the garden waste bin, you may on this occasion leave the tree next to your garden waste bin, but please take care to avoid blocking the pavement or causing a trip hazard.
- To help the collection staff handle them and make sure that they fit into the vehicles, please cut up any extra large trees to a maximum 5 foot (1.5m) lengths.
- Please make sure you remove any tinsel, fairy lights and other decorations first. These are not compostable.