Christmas Recycled in the Thames Valley

3 January 2012, 05:00

As we create around a third more rubbish during Christmas, we've been finding out what you can do to make sure your real Christmas tree gets re-used.

In Oxford the council will turn old Christmas trees into wood chip to be used in parks and open spaces.

Find out where you can drop yours off here. They are open from Tuesday 3 January to Sunday 15 January.

Elsewhere in Oxfordshire the Vale of White Horse say you can take your tree to a participating local garden centre any time during opening hours up to Saturday 14 January (any trees left after this date will not be accepted). See below for locations:

  • Chilton - Wyvale Garden Centre
  • Frilford - Frost's, Millet's Farm
  • South Hinksey - The Oxford Garden Centre
  • Wantage - Charlton Park

The same applies for people living in South Oxfordshire - click here to find out where you can drop off your tree.

Christmas trees, holly and ivy in West Oxfordshire can be put out from 16 January using the free garden waste service

In Berkshire, residents in Wokingham who aren't part of the green waste scheme can take their tree to free recycling points on Saturday January 14 at:

  • Henry Street Garden Centre, Arborfield from 10am to 11am
  • Swallowfield Village Hall, The Street, Swallowfield from 8am to 10am

They can also be taken to the Household waste recycling site at Longshot Lane, Bracknell and Smallmead, Reading for composting.

In Buckinghamshire real Christmas trees can be recycled at a household waste and recycling centre where they will be composted, and rooted trees can be planted in the garden or transferred to a larger pot for the roots to grow and reused next year.

For recycling services in your area, visit your local district council website for details.

In Hampshire Basingstoke and Deane are collecting festive firs up until January 29.