What to do with your Christmas Tree once the decorations have come down!
If you are lucky enough to have a real tree then you can recycle it once Christmas is over. Many local councils have special schemes in place where they will do a one off collection of old Christmas Tree’s. Alternatively they may have special collection points where you can leave your tree.
You will need to check with your local council to find out more, they usually advertise dates of collection and more information about your particular area on their website.
Before your real tree can be recycled you will need to remove all decorations and lights from the tree, take it out of it’s pot and leave it in the designated area, which as mentioned above will either be the boundary of your property or you may be required to take it to a local collection point.
How are Christmas Trees Recycled?
In the vast majority of cases your tree will be shredded into chippings. These can be used by your local council in local parks and woodland areas.
If you have an artificial tree then recycling is probably out of the question. The best thing to do if your tree is in decent condition is to donate it to a local school, hospital, nursing home or maybe donate it to charity.
You could also advertise it on Free-cycle, Facebook, or perhaps give it away to family or friends that can make use of it. Please don’t just throw it away though, just think of the joy it could bring to a community cause.