Public Services is reminding islanders that there is once again plenty of opportunities to recycle their Christmas trees following the festive period.
Between 27 December and the end of January 2014 trees can be dropped off at several locations around the island: Earlswood Garden Centre, Queux Patio Plant Centre and Le Friquet Garden Centre will all be accepting trees, while Public Services is providing additional drop-off points at Burnt Lane in St Martin’s and the Longue Hougue Waste Recycling Facility.
Once collected, the trees will be turned into woodchips and used as mulch in parks around Guernsey.
‘The trees will certainly be put to good use and we hope that as many people as possible will consider recycling them. Not only is it great for the environment, it is also a very convenient way to dispose of them and we hope that having so many drop-off points makes this as easy as possible,’ said Public Services Recycling Officer, Tina Norman-Ross.
‘Last year saw an impressive 6,500 trees recycled across the island and we’re really hoping to top that figure this year.’
‘This could even make a great opportunity to spread good will by offering to recycle your neighbour’s tree at the same time!’
The Christmas tree recycling service is free to use: ‘Just remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before dropping them off and if you’re planning to cut up your tree beforehand, please leave it in the black sack you transport it in,’ said Mrs Norman-Ross.