Tree-mendous recycling success

Sheffield City Council is pleased with the success of its first ever Christmas tree collection service as over 2,500 trees were collected in just eight days

Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, an environment spokesperson for the local authority, said: “We know that after all the excitement of Christmas is over it can sometimes be difficult for people to clear up the left-overs. That’s why we decided to offer this new service to every household in the city.

“The scheme was run at no extra cost to local people and they have jumped at the chance to recycle their trees.

“Our aim was to make the service as easy as possible to use. With just one phone call, people could arrange for their tree to be collected and taken away to be recycled. We also set up a ‘call back’ service so people knew when their trees would be collected and they didn’t clutter people’s gardens for weeks on end.”

A small ‘forest’ of 2,560 Christmas trees was collected and taken away to be chipped and composted during January.

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