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Recycling your Christmas tree will grow more trees

Posted onPosted on 22nd Dec
Recycling your Christmas tree will grow more trees

Recycling your Christmas tree when the holiday season is over can help grow a Greener future for Newark and Sherwood, says the district council.

For £5, used unwanted real Christmas trees will be collected, with the proceeds being used to pay for planting whips and saplings around the district.

Trees collected are chipped and used for path surfacing if suitable or as a mulch on shrub beds to keep weeds at bay.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Waste Management team will be collecting trees for a £5 fee from Monday, January 4. To book your collection go to

Council leisure and environment committee chairman Coun Roger Jackson said: “This is just another way that we are creating and maintaining a Greener District. We are always keen to improve our recycling rates throughout Newark and Sherwood and our Christmas tree collection service is certainly one way of doing this.

“Not only does it save residents the trouble of their disposal, our last Christmas tree recycling campaign was a huge success with more than £1,500 raised for new trees around the District. I encourage anyone wanting to dispose of their tree to get involved when the festive season is over.”

Money raised from last year’s campaign recently purchased eight new trees, among others, which were planted in the grounds of Chuter Ede Primary School in Fernwood, Newark.

The council also recently ran its annual free tree scheme, handing out thousands of trees to households as part of its strategy to protect, promote and enhance the natural environment.

The project follows the council’s Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign.