PEOPLE are being reminded of their options for recycling their Christmas tree.
January 6, which falls on Monday, is Twelfth Night – the day when we traditionally take down our trees and decorations but some will want to do it before or after that date.
Residents can drop off their trees at their local household recycling centre – the nearest one for Droitwich is Hanbury Wharf, Hanbury Rd, Droitwich WR9 7DX
At the centre the tree will be sent for composting.
Coun Tony Miller, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Worcestershire County Council said; “Household Recycling Centres are a great way to help the post- Christmas clear up.
“Taking a trip to local recycling centre can make sure the things you don’t need any more can go where they’ll be of use either by being recycled or gain a new lease of life benefiting both local communities and the environment.”
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Help out St Richard’s Hospice when you recycle your tree!
NEXT week, teams of volunteers will step out across the south of the county, including Droitwich and the surrounding areas, to collect and recycle Christmas trees in support of hospice care.
St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is preparing to hold its third Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign – and hopes it will be bigger and better than ever.
Over two days, volunteers from a host of organisations will collect and recycle hundreds of real Christmas trees from homes – in return for a donation towards the hospice’s free care to patients and loved ones.
Last year’s campaign saw around 1,187 trees collected and chipped – raising more than £16,000 for the Worcester-based hospice.
Jayne Sargeant, hospice fundraiser, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be providing this fantastic service to people across the county once again.
“This year, many new volunteers are taking part, so we hope to be able to reach more people – and raise even more for the hospice this time round.
“Avoid the hassle of getting rid of your tree – while supporting our care at the same time. What could be better?
“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the incredible people stepping up to help volunteer with the campaign. We couldn’t do it without you!”
Trees will be collected on Friday, January 10, with recycling taking place until Saturday, January 11.
The deadline to register trees for collection is Tuesday, January 7.
To find out more and to register your tree, visit strichards.org.uk/christmas-tree-recycling