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 16 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.
Residents can check for their next garden waste collection on their waste and recycling calendar, or by visiting the 'My West Oxfordshire' section of District Councils website: www.westoxon.gov.uk/mwo
They do not need to be signed up for the Council's optional garden waste service to put out their Christmas tree for collection.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “With over 8 million real Christmas trees expected to be bought in the UK this year, it's important that we recycle as many of these as possible.
“All residents have the opportunity to have their tree collected and recycled for free from right outside their home and we would like to encourage them 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. Residents are asked to remove all decorations and wire from their trees before putting them out for collection.
Garden waste collections are on hold from 24 December -15 January to enable the bin crews to concentrate on picking up all the excess waste and recycling generated during the busy festive period. Bin collections have also been operating to a Bank Holiday schedule, which can be checked online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/holidaycollections.
All waste and recycling services are due to return to the normal schedule from 16 January.
For more information about waste and recycling visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/waste or call 01993 861025.
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