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11 January 2011, 12:54 | Updated: 11 January 2011, 12:56
More than 100 real Christmas trees have been recycled following shredding sessions across the borough - what a great start to the New Year!
The sessions were held at car parks in Borehamwood, Bushey, Radlett and Potters Bar so residents could dispose of their real Christmas trees in an easy and environmentally friendly way.
Councillor Jean Heywood, Environment Portfolio Holder, said: "Lots more waste is created at Christmas time so it's great that residents have started the year by doing their bit for the environment.
"I'd like to thank everyone who took their tree along and John O'Conner Grounds Maintenance for providing the sessions on our behalf."
Once shredded on site, the trees were taken away to be mixed with other materials to make mulch which is put on shrub beds throughout the parks in the borough to help keep weeds down and moisture in the ground.
A total of 109 trees were shredded in total - 19 at Oakmere car park in Potters Bar, 22 at The Venue car park in Borehamwood, 26 at Kemp Place car park in Bushey and top of the table was Newberries car park in Radlett with 42!
If you still need to get rid of your real Christmas tree you can cut it up and recycle it in your green bin or take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre at Allum Lane in Elstree or Cranborne Road in Potters Bar. Or you could reuse it this year by planting it in your garden now or leaving it in a pot.
And don't forget, Christmas cards can be recycled through the Woodland Trust scheme at Marks and Spencer, T.K. Maxx and HomeSense stores.
For more information on recycling please visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/recycling or call 020 8207 7480.