EASTBOURNE Borough Council is gearing up for a festive bumper recycling boost thanks to a new scheme making it easier to dispose of Christmas trees. The council has set up 16 new drop-off points to ensure residents have a local place to take their tree. They will then be collected by the council and recycled, earning extra funds in the form of recycling credits for local services.
And to assist residents further, the council has worked with waste contractor SITA to ensure no disruption to regular waste collection services. Residents should put out rubbish and recycling at the normal times.
The Christmas tree drop- off scheme is part of the council’s on-going drive to increase the amount of waste recycled. Following the council offer of a free second green garden bin to all residents, more than 21,800 households are now on the council’s garden waste collection service.
Councillor Steve Wallis, portfolio holder for the environment, said, “Everyone in the town will have a nearby tree drop-off point, making it easy to recycle their trees. I urge all residents to make full use of them.”
Tree drop-off points are at: Holly Place, B&Q in Lottbridge Drove, Langney Shopping Centre, Pembury Road, ASDA car park, Langney Point car park, Tesco in Lottbridge Drove, Wartling Road, Homebase in Lottbridge Drove, The Archery, Fishermans Green, Treasure Island car park, ESK car park, College Road, Waitrose car park and at Hampden Park Rugby Club car park.
There are details of Christmas tree collection points at www.eastbourne.gov.uk/christmastrees
r Cardboard packaging and small Christmas trees can also be placed in green garden bins while bottles, batteries, cans and even unwanted knitted jumpers can go in the recycling green box.