Christmas tree recycling scheme returns

Worcester News: Christmas tree recycling scheme returns Christmas tree recycling scheme returns

PEOPLE in Worcester are being encouraged to start their New Year resolution of being green by recycling their Christmas tree.

Worcester City Council recycles thousands of trees every year and are again offering the scheme at two city recycling centres.

The Bilford Road and Hallow Road Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sundays, for trees to be dropped off between Sunday, December 29, and Sunday, January 12.

All tree decorations should be removed first.

Trees will be taken to the composting facility at Throckmorton, where they will be shredded and composted before being turned into a soil conditioner which can be returned to the garden.

Warwick Neale, cleaner and greener city team manager at the city council, said: "This scheme has become a great success, with the number of residents recycling trees increasing ever year.

"Of course, if householders have a shredder they can also chip their own trees. The chippings can be mixed in with compost or spread thinly on to flower or vegetable beds."

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