Once the Christmas festivities are over, all you have to do is put your real tree out on a brown bin collection day, either cut up inside the bin or beside it ready for collection. Don’t forget to take off any decorations and remove the base of the tree or your tree may not be collected.
Another option for recycling your Christmas tree is to take it to one of our four recycling collection points for composting throughout the district. You can find them again this year at:
Last year, NHDC residents chose to take 5.4 tonnes of Christmas trees to these centres helping to alleviate the annual problem discarded trees. The recycling collection points will be accepting real trees until 13 January 2012 but remember to check with each Garden Centre for their individual opening times across the holidays.
To help alleviate the large amount of additional cardboard packaging that inevitably comes with giving presents at Christmas, NHDC will be holding a special cardboard collection service on 30 December 2011 from 9.00am until 3.00pm at Woodside car park in Hitchin and Civic Centre car park in Royston.
Thanks to North Herts District Council for this information.