Recycle your Christmas tree
Oh, Christmas tree...
After the 25th December the beloved Christmas tree seems to acquire a new identity opposing its previous charm. As January looms, the Christmas tree becomes more of a burden than a mighty centerpiece to the festive season, so here is a cheeky little guide to “kicking out” your tree without creating a mess of our streets.
Last year 50 tonnes of Christmas trees were recycled free of charge by our local council, the trees are chipped and later used for compost in our beautiful local parks. So let’s do our bit for the environment and recycle even more this year!
If you have your recycling and rubbish collected in sacks from outside your property, from Wednesday 2 January to Tuesday 15 January your tree can be collected by the council. Simply leave your tree in your front garden or clearly visible outside your property (without causing any obstructions to the pavement) and your tree will be collected by noon on one of your normal weekday collection days. Trees will be collected in the afternoon, not at the same time as your bags.
You can also dispose of your Christmas tree at local drop off points...
New Kings Road (on the edge of Eel Brook Common)
Fulham Palace Road Cemetery (opposite Queensmill Road)
Normand Park (opposite Lillie Road entrance)
Loris Road Community Gardens
Ravenscourt Park (by the football pitch)
Wormwood Scrubs Car Park (off Scrubs Lane)
Gunnersbury Park - main car park, Popes Lane Gunnersbury
Hounslow Heath car park, Staines Road (next to the visitor centre)
Hanworth Air Park - car park area, entrance on Hounslow Road, Hanworth
Happy Christmas-recycling Haus Mates!