Time now to recycle your Christmas tree, Tower Hamlets council urges
- Credit: TH Council
No sooner is Christmas is over than local authorities in east London are urging families to recycle their festive yuletide trees.
Households are being urged by Tower Hamlets council to waste nothing—but recycle as much as possible, including their trees.
Most festive waste can be recycled through regular street collections, the Town Hall points out.
Around 30 per cent more waste is generated this time of the year—and most can be put into the council’s recycling collection.
These include wrapping paper (excluding foil and ribbon), greetings cards and envelopes, cardboard packaging, food and drink cartons, mixed paper, glass bottles and jars, food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, tubs and trays.
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Families can recycle Christmas trees—after removing decorations—by leaving them outside their homes for collection.
Christmas trees collected after the festive period are being used as compost, collected alongside kerbside food and garden waste recycling on scheduled collection days, between January 4 next Monday and January 22.
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Trees can also be taken to the Recycling Centre at Yabsley Street in Blackwall, open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, weekends 9am-6pm and Bank holidays 9am-4.30pm.
The usual Friday collection on New Year’s Day has moved back to Sunday, January 3.
Businesses and charities can arrange for the council’s waste contractor, Veolia, to collect Christmas trees.