How to recycle your real Christmas trees with Camden Council
PUBLISHED: 10:37 29 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:25 04 January 2017
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Camden residents can give their discarded Christmas trees a new lease of life by using the council's tree recycling scheme.
If you have a ‘real’ Christmas tree, you can recycle it after the holidays by taking it to one of Camden’s Christmas tree recycling points between 3 and 13 January.
Residents of a Camden estate should look out for details locally of where to recycle your tree on your estate.
The Christmas trees recycled in Camden are turned into compost, which can be used to feed plants in gardens, green spaces and flowerpots across the borough for the rest of the year.
Councillor Meric Apak, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Environment said: “The festive season is a time to enjoy good company and celebrate. One of the consequences of this is that we will often have more household waste.
“It would be fantastic if as many residents as possible could recycle their real Christmas trees.
“Every tonne of waste recycled saves the council money, which is then spent on other important services that matter to you. If we do as much as we can to reuse and recycle, our festive cheer can last that little bit longer.”
Most of the million Christmas trees that are sold in London each year start life in forests in East Anglia.
Thousands of Camden residents buy the trees at nurseries, garden centres and shops in the borough to decorate and enjoy during the holidays. Once the festivities are over, residents can take their trees to any of the borough’s 20 recycling areas listed below.
From there they will be collected and taken to the council’s recycling centre in Regis Road, where they will join hundreds of other trees on the green waste heap.
This will be taken to sites in Edmonton to be reduced down into compost. The compost is brought back to Regis Road where local residents can buy it for £3 per 40-litre bag.
Completing the cycle, the compost created from all the Christmas trees collected in Camden can then be used on plants all over the borough all year round.
For more information, head over to www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/clean-streets/winter/winter-wise-.en?page=4
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