3: Recycle your Christmas tree

Simple Thing No.3

Christmas tree recyclingOh Christmas tree how lovely are your branches!

Sadly, in the days following Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we need to start thinking about taking down our Christmas trees.

Thanks to local authorities, garden centres and community groups, recycling your Christmas tree couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is take down your decorations, remove the tree from its pot or stand, and leave your tree at the designated spot your council has allocated.

In some places this will simply be on the boundary of your plot. Elsewhere you can drop your tree at a designated communal collection point. The trees are then shredded into chippings which are used locally in parks or woodland areas.

Go to your local council’s website to find out what you are supposed to do with your Christmas tree.

There are other things you can do with your Christmas tree, such as replanting it, repurposing it in creative ways or even make pine needle potpourri or little pine needle sachets. To find out how, read ‘Replant or to the chipper? What to do with your Christmas tree’ in The Telegraph.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram us your Christmas tree recycling solutions to inspire others to do the same! (Don’t forget to use #SimpleThings and tag ResPoss.)

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