Tewkesbury: Getting Rid Of Your Christmas Tree

2 January 2014, 08:43 | Updated: 2 January 2014, 08:44

Christmas Tree

People living in Tewkesbury are being encouraged to get 2014 off to a green start by recycling their Christmas trees.

Tewkesbury Borough Council's Treecycle scheme means residents can take their real Christmas trees to one of 11 locations across the borough for it to be collected and composted. 

The scheme has been running for nine years and each year it prevents thousands of trees from being sent to landfill. 

Trees can be taken to any of the Household Recycling Centres in Gloucestershire, or any of the places below from 4 -20 January 2013: 

Blooms, Evesham Road, Bishop's Cleeve 

Dawn Nurseries, Main Road, Little Shurdington 

Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Staverton 

GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown

Gotherington Nurseries, Gretton Road, Gotherington 

Greenway Nurseries, Main Road, Shurdington 

Norton Garden Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Down Hatherley 

Pamington Farm, Pamington, Nr. Tewkesbury 

Tewkesbury Garden Centre, Worcester Road, Tewkesbury 

Toddington Garden Centre, Toddington Railway Yard, Toddington 

Wyevale Garden Centre, Shurdington Road, Brockworth 

Alternatively, local residents subscribed to the council's garden waste collection service can recycle their trees in their brown garden waste bins. Trees must be in the bin and if they are taller than 8ft, must be cut in half to allow them to enter the vehicle safely. 

Only real Christmas trees can be composted and all decorations must be removed beforehand. 

Lead Member for Clean and Green Environment Cllr Jim Mason said: ''We want as many of our residents as possible to recycle their Christmas trees so we've tried to make it as easy as possible through Treecycle and our garden waste service. We already know our residents are fantastic recyclers and we hope they will join us in kick starting 2014 off to a green start by helping us to compost their trees.''