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Islanders urged to recycle trees once finished with them

Islanders urged to recycle trees once finished with them

Saturday 26 December 2020

Islanders urged to recycle trees once finished with them


Guernsey Waste is encouraging islanders to take advantage of the many opportunities there will be to recycle Christmas trees.

From tomorrow - Sunday - until the end of January, trees can be dropped off in several locations: Queux Plant Centre, Le Friquet, Chouet Green Waste, and the Longue Hougue Waste & Recycling Centre.

Once collected, the trees will be shredded, before being composted along with the rest of the island’s green waste and being processed into a soil conditioner. This conditioner will be available for islanders to collect, free of charge.

“The trees will certainly be put to good use, and we hope as many people as possible will consider recycling them,” said States Recycling Officer Tina Norman-Ross.

“Not only is it great for the environment, but 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. 

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Pictured: more than 6,000 Christmas trees are recycled every year in Guernsey.

“This could even make a great opportunity to spread good will, by offering to recycle your neighbour’s tree at the same time. Just remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before dropping them off.”

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