Put your real tree to good use after Christmas – recycle it!

Put your real tree to good use after Christmas – recycle it!

When the festivities are all done, residents in Southern Oxfordshire are being encouraged to make sure their real Christmas trees are put to good use by recycling them.

 

Garden waste customers simply need to leave their real tree next to their brown bins on their usual collection day:

  • week commencing Monday 9 January in Vale of White Horse
  • week commencing Monday 15 January in South Oxfordshire

However, residents do not have to be signed up to garden waste collections to recycle their real trees. They simply need to take it along to one of the drop-off points being set up by Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils.

Details of the drop-off locations are available on the councils’ websites www.southoxon.gov.uk/christmastrees and www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/christmastrees.

 

Last year a total of 2,384 real Christmas trees were collected and recycled from the various drop off points in Southern Oxfordshire.  This is in addition to the trees that were left next to the brown garden waste bins.

 

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, cabinet member for waste and recycling at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Householders can obviously compost their real Christmas trees at home but we understand not everyone will want, or have a garden, to do this. We’re very pleased to give all householders the chance to recycle their trees and hope as many people as possible take advantage of this.”

 

Cllr Tony Harbour, cabinet member for waste and recycling at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you live in South Oxfordshire or Vale of White Horse – you can take your real Christmas tree to any one of the locations across Southern Oxfordshire to be recycled. Please remember to remove stands and decorations and if you’re a garden waste customer, please simply leave your tree next to your brown bin – they have a tendency to get stuck inside the bins which can cause problems for the crews.”