Richmond borough households needing to dispose of Christmas trees will be able to use the Council’s free collection service to do so throughout January, at the same time helping to save public money.
The removal scheme for 2011 will run from 3-28 January, with trees being taken away on the same day as the usual recycling collection dates. Every tree collected during those dates will be recycled and not sent to landfill, helping to keep the borough’s Landfill Tax payments down.
Households which want a tree collected should strip off all tinsel, decorations stands or pots and leave the bare tree out on their usual collection day next to their recycling containers.
Last year more than 15,000 trees were collected and recycled and due to demand it is unlikely all trees will be collected at the same time. Residents whose trees are not taken away the first time they are put out are asked to take them back inside and put them out again on the next collection day.
Residents can also drop off trees for recycling at the Townmead Road reuse and recycling centre, or at Wickes car park in South Road, Twickenham or Squires Garden Centre in Sixth Cross Road, Twickenham.
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