Recycle your Xmas trees, says council

Residents are once again being urged to recycle their Christmas Trees to help boost the town’s green waste collections.

Eastbourne Borough Council has set up 16 temporary tree recycling points across the town in a bid to be beat last year’s record number of 726 trees recycled.

The tree recycling points will be open from December 27 to January 13. Trees are shredded and the chippings are used in local parks and gardens, adding to the total green waste recycled from Eastbourne.

The tree recycling sites will be located at:

Archery Park

Asda Bring Site

B & Q Car park

College Road Bring site

Courtlands Road Depot

Fishermans Green

Gildredge Park

Hampden Park

Holly Place

Homebase Car Park

Sainsbury’s

Sevenoaks

Tesco Bring Site

Treasure Island Car Park

Wartling Road Bring Site

Posters will be displayed in participating stores to remind customers to recycle their trees and not to dispose of them in other ways. Small Christmas trees can be placed in green garden bins, however all decorations must be removed.

Cllr Steve Wallis, portfolio holder for the environment, said, “Recycling your Christmas tree is a convenient way of disposing of it while also helping to boost the amount of green waste the council can use to great effect throughout the town.

“We have ensured that there is a collection point close to all homes or people can use their green garden bin while placing other items in recycling boxes. I would encourage as many people as possible to think green this Christmas.”

Details of the council’s recycling arrangements over the festive period can be found at: www.eastbourne.gov.uk/environment/waste/christmas-waste