Council will collect Christmas Trees for recycling

250 tonnes of Christmas trees are simply thrown away after Christmas according to Slough Borough Council who are offering a free collection service.

With the 12 Days not yet through, Slough Borough Council is already one step ahead. The council suggests the most environment-friendly way to dispose of your tree after Christmas is to compost it, but is offering help where this is not practical.

Real Christmas trees can be recycled via the real tree collection service available to Slough residents between 7 and 18 January 2013.

To book a Christmas tree collection, please contact Slough Enterprise on 0800 634 6301, two working days before your scheduled collection day or you can take it to the Chalvey Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Trees will be collected on the same day as your scheduled waste and recycling collections. Please put the tree out next to your wheelie bins by 7am.

Make sure that all decorations, tree stands, soil, pots and netting have been removed as these cannot be composted. Please cut larger trees in half to make it more manageable.

This is a temporary service and collections will be made independently to your scheduled kerbside collections. Artificial Christmas Trees are not included!

Collected trees will either be composted or turned into chippings which will be used as a mulch to spread on the flower beds. Mulch will suppress weed growth and help the soil to retain moisture.

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