Resolve to recycle in 2019 – and start with your Christmas tree

Recycle your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2019 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees.

Worcester City Council is recommending three different ways of getting your tree recycled.

You can take it to one of the household waste recycling centres operated by Worcestershire County Council, arrange for it to be collected by St Richard’s Hospice or use your brown garden waste bin, if you have one.

Trees can be deposited in skips provided at two locations:

Household Waste Recycling Centre, Bilford Road
Open Mon – Sat:  8.00am – 6.00pm; Sun:  10.00am – 4.00pm.
Closed on New Year’s Day. 

Household Waste Recycling Centre, Hallow Road
Open Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 4.00pm; Sat: 8.00am – 12.30pm. Not open Sundays
Closed on New Year’s Day  

Please allow around 15 minutes’ before closing time to put your tree in the skip provided – remember to remove all tree decorations first.

Alternatively residents who have signed up to the City Council’s brown bin waste service can use this method to dispose of their Christmas tree when collections resume in March. 

Sue Horrobin, Head of Environmental Services at Worcester City Council, said: "Christmas tree recycling is one of our great success stories, with more and more residents using now using the facilities at Bilford Road and Hallow Road each year.  

"Of course if householders own a shredder they can chip their own trees - chippings make a great weed suppressant if they are spread thickly.”

Residents can also use the fundraising scheme launched by St Richard’s Hospice.

Thanks to volunteers, the charity will collect and recycle Worcester residents’ trees in exchange for a donation to support its free care to patients and loved ones.

Book your tree collection with St Richard's Hospice.

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