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Recycle your real Christmas tree from outside your home

West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to put their real Christmas trees out for recycling from Monday 7 January.

Householders simply need to put their Christmas tree in their garden waste bin or leave it at the kerbside alongside their food waste bins and recycling boxes on their green collection day. Trees over 5ft should be cut up.

Residents can check for their next garden waste collection on their waste and recycling calendar, or by visiting the 'My West Oxfordshire' section of the District Council's website: www.westoxon.gov.uk/mwo.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “All residents can put their real trees right outside their homes for collection and we would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of this service.

“As well as being convenient for them, it will help to ensure that more trees are recycled. All collected trees will be turned into compost along with other garden waste collected in the District.”

Householders do not need to be signed up for the Council's optional garden waste service to put out their Christmas tree for collection. All decorations and wire should be removed from trees before they are put out for collection.

Garden waste collections will not be running from 22 December to 6 January to enable the council's contractor to concentrate on picking up extra waste and recycling over the busy festive period.

Due to the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays, there will also be changes to collection days. Residents can check their waste and recycling calendar or visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/holidaycollections to find out their collection day. It is also possible to register for email alerts about changes to collection dates at www.westoxon.gov.uk/mwo.

All waste and recycling services are due to return to the normal schedule from 14 January.

For more information about waste and recycling visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/waste or call 01993 861025.

Posted : 13/12/2012 17:43:14

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