Residents in Gedling borough can now recycle their Christmas trees after the festive period and raise money for a good cause in Mapperley.
Nottinghamshire Hospice has teamed up with Nottingham company Streetwise Environmental to collect trees which will then be put through a woodchipper to be recycled or reused on local parks.
Volunteer van drivers will collect from households in in the borough between January 7-9 in return for a voluntary donation which will benefit patients with a terminal illness across Nottinghamshire.
Sarah Dunning, corporate fundraiser for Nottinghamshire Hospice, said:“If you are having a real Christmas tree this year let us help you dispose of it after the festive season is over. This is the easiest and greenest way to get rid of your tree as we will collect from your door.
“Every single penny raised through donations will make a huge difference to the Nottinghamshire community by enabling us to continue running our services free of charge to those who need us.”
Susan Harvey, business development manager from Streetwise who will be helping to recycle the trees said: “Streetwise is dedicated to the environment and we value the importance of being eco-friendly.”
For the full list of postcodes and to register your tree, visit https://just-helping.org.uk/xmas-trees/
The charity is also looking for more volunteers and van drivers to help with collecting the trees. If you have time to help please email email@example.com as soon as possible.