People in Gedling borough can now have their Christmas trees collected once the festivities are over thanks to the launch of a new service by Gedling Borough Council.
For £5, the council will collect real Christmas trees from households and recycle them, distributing the chippings across parks and nature areas throughout the borough.
Collections will take place between 7 – 18 January, with residents able to book online at www.gedling.gov.uk/tree-collection or by calling 0115 901 3901.
The scheme runs alongside the council’s limited free bulky waste collection service which, due to popular demand, was extended to run from November until February, with the aim of reducing fly tipping and to allow residents the opportunity to get rid of unwanted large items.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:“After the Christmas period, lots of residents will be wondering what to do with their real Christmas tree so we are very pleased to be introducing this new collection service which is excellent value and good for the environment.
“We expect a lot of people will be interested in this service after Christmas as it will no doubt save a lot of hassle for them.”