Residents with real Christmas trees can have them recycled for free by City of Wolverhampton Council.

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With the festive season in full swing, and many people opting for a real Christmas tree, one of the problems can be how to dispose of it after the festivities are over. The council will provide a tree collection service for 2 weeks in January during residents' recycling collection days.

Free tree collections will take place from Monday 14 January, 2019 to Friday 25 January, 2019. Residents who'd like to take up this service must put their tree kerbside by their bin on their scheduled recycling collection day during this 2 week period.

Trees left out to be collected must have all decorations removed and be taken out of the pot or stand. Once the trees are collected they will be shredded and taken to Veolia at Coven for composting.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council, said: "This is a service we delivered last year, and it was popular with residents as an easy way to dispose of their real Christmas trees.

"Taking up this offer means people have one less chore to do at the start the New Year, and it's also one of the best environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your tree. So, not only does it take the hassle out of hauling your tree to the local tip, but you'll also be doing your bit for the environment - it's a win win situation."

Information about the free real Christmas tree recycling service, and for bin collections that fall on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, go to Type=articles;Articleid=5896;Title=Christmas: trees, bins and recycling;.

  • released: Tuesday 11 December, 2018