Christmas tree recycling dates

ASHFIELD residents can take advantage of a free scheme to recycle their Christmas tree.

Ashfield District Council is offering a free kerbside collection of Christmas trees, which will be picked up from the boundary of residents’ properties and taken for composting.

The service will only be available to residents of the district who have pre-arranged collection and is for real Christmas trees only.

Last year, 1.22 tonnes of Christmas trees were collected from across Ashfield, adding to the 10 per cent district composting rate achieved in 2010/11.

Collections will be undertaken on the same day as the black or green lidded bin collection during the week beginning 9th January.

l To arrange a collection call 0800 183 8484 or email