Make your Christmas tree Green

Throughout January, Veolia Environmental Services (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas tree by taking it to one of the 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the county. The trees are then either chipped to make paths in parks and gardens or shredded for composting.

Christmas trees, along with any other green garden waste, can be recycled at the HWRCs throughout the year. However, until 31st January, for every 50 tonnes of Christmas trees and green waste received at the HWRCs, Veolia is donating £100 to The Royal British Legion the Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s chosen charity.

Keith Walker Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The Royal British Legion is an excellent charity and we hope to raise as much money as possible for our veterans and their families. I ask all residents to recycle their tree to help make a real difference.”

To find your nearest HWRC and for opening times, visit www3.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/living/waste/hwrc