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Dozens of Christmas trees have been dumped on the A617 at Averham

More than a tonne of Christmas trees have been found dumped in Averham this morning (Thursday).

Dozens of the Christmas trees were found fly-tipped on a layby on the A617, near to the Averham traffic lights, and officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council have been out to remove them today.

A spokesman for the district council said: "Our waste management hit squad has been out this morning to clear up the unseasonal mess and the trees will be recycled, but if you want to dispose of your festive greenery responsibly and ethically, why not contact us and we will take care of it for you?

The flytipped Christmas trees at Averham. (26316989)
The flytipped Christmas trees at Averham. (26316989)

"Fly-tipping is a crime, and if you witnessed anything relating to this incident please report it to us and we will investigate."

You can have your old Christmas tree collected from your home for a £5 fee, with the proceeds used to pay for planting whips and saplings around the district.

Christmas trees will need to be accessible, near to the edge of your property, but not on the highway.

Trees collected are chipped and used for path surfacing, if suitable, or as a mulch on shrub beds.

You can book your Christmas tree collection by clicking here.

To report a case of fly-tipping, log on to www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/transactions/report/ or call 01636 650000.

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