Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Christmas tree recycling programme returns





This Christmas residents will once again be able to recycle their real Christmas trees with a council’s recycling programme.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Christmas tree recycling programme hopes to make the district cleaner, safer and greener during the festive season.

The council’s waste management team can collect households' real tree for a £5 fee.

Newark and Sherwood District Council will collect and repurpose real Christmas trees. (61475427)
Newark and Sherwood District Council will collect and repurpose real Christmas trees. (61475427)

David Lloyd, leader of the council, said: “Christmas is a busy time for many, and this can lead to a lot of waste. Disposing of your tree can seem like a tricky job, so not only does our scheme allow your tree to be repurposed, but it also saves you a bit of time and energy.

“We all want to work towards a cleaner, safer, greener community and this is a great way to kick off your new year doing something sustainable. Remember, Christmas trees don’t have to just be for Christmas, they can be repurposed.”

An exact date for collection cannot be provided but will be as soon as possible on or after January 9, 2023.

Residents can book a collection on the council's website.

Through this scheme both the collection fee and the trees will be reinvested back into the community.

All the money collected this year will be offered to community groups for conservation work and the trees will be recycled into chippings to be used in the district for path surfacing or used for mulch on shrub beds to keep weeds at bay.

Anyone paying for a garden waste collection service can also cut their real trees up and put them in their garden waste bin for recycling ­— but the lid must be able to close.

All real trees can also be taken to any household recycling centre in the district.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More