Epping Forest District Council to pick up Christmas trees for recycling in new year

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping Forest District Council will take your Christmas tree for recycling. Epping Forest District Council will take your Christmas tree for recycling.

ONCE the needles have dropped and the tinsel is back in the attic, residents are once again being urged to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Epping Forest District Council will pick up families' festive firs, along with any other garden and food waste, after this year's celebrations draw to a close.

Trees should be removed from their pots or stands, all decorations and tinsel should be removed and all sprayed or artificial snow shaken off.

Any trees standing more than six foot should be sawed in half and placed by residents' food or garden bin on collection day.

The council will be running a revised waste and recycling collection schedule over Christmas and the New Year. To find out when your waste will be picked up, click here.

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11:04am Tue 25 Dec 12

UKIP-local says...

What do the council think residents are going to do OTHER than recycle their Christmas trees? Whether burned, shredded and composted or even left to rot at the bottom of the garden, they are recycled as all vegetable matter does when abandoned. No one intends to preserve them!

The point the EFDC is making, I think, is "please make it easy and cheap for the council to collect and dispose of". Why not say that.
What do the council think residents are going to do OTHER than recycle their Christmas trees? Whether burned, shredded and composted or even left to rot at the bottom of the garden, they are recycled as all vegetable matter does when abandoned. No one intends to preserve them! The point the EFDC is making, I think, is "please make it easy and cheap for the council to collect and dispose of". Why not say that. UKIP-local

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