Guernsey Waste is reminding islanders that there will once again be plenty of opportunities to recycle their real Christmas trees following the festive period.
Trees can be dropped off at several locations around the island until the end of January. From 27 December at Queux Plant Centre and Le Friquet Garden Centre, and from the 29 December at Chouet Green Waste site and the Longue Hougue Household Waste & Recycling Centre.
Every year we estimate that more than 6,000 Christmas trees are recycled. Once collected, the trees will be shredded on site before being composted along with all the island’s other green waste before being processed into a soil conditioner. The soil conditioner is available for Islanders to collect all year round from the Chouet Green Waste site, free of charge, so everyone’s gardens can benefit in 2022.
‘The trees will certainly be put to good use and we hope that as many people as possible will consider recycling them. Not only is it great for the environment, it is also a very convenient way to dispose of them and we hope that having so many drop-off points makes this as easy as possible,’ said States Recycling Officer, Tina Norman-Ross.
‘This could even make a great opportunity to spread good will by offering to recycle your neighbour’s tree at the same time!’
Christmas tree recycling service is free to use: ‘Just remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before dropping them off,’ said Mrs Norman-Ross.