West Oxon District Council offers Christmas tree recycling

West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 11:54 am
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 11:54 am
Trees will be recycled
Trees will be recycled

Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Tuesday, January 7. Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin.

However, if their garden waste bin is full, the tree can cut up and left next to the full bin for collection. Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.

Cllr Norman McRae, cabinet member for Environment, said: “Last January more than 9,500 tonnes of garden waste, including Christmas trees, was recycled in West Oxfordshire. Let’s do even better in 2020.

“Putting your tree into the garden waste bin makes disposing of it quick and easy but if you’re not signed up, we’ve organised collection points across the district.”

Anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to one of the council’s collection points on Saturday, January 11.

· Chipping Norton: New Street car park, 9-11am

· Witney: Witan Way Car Park G (near the Cook Shop), 9-11am

· Carterton: Black Bourton Road car park (behind the Town Hall), 1.30-3.30pm

Trees will be taken to the composting facility that processes garden waste.