Got a real Christmas tree? Here’s how to recycle it and Barking and Dagenham

Pssst… did you know that superstition says that leaving your Christmas tree up after 6 January is bad luck? Don’t worry if you’ve opted for a real tree this year, getting it down and recycled before that dreaded deadline is easier than you think. Here are the answers to your questions about how to recycle real Christmas trees in Barking and Dagenham…

We’ll pick it up!

We know that the Christmas period can be stressful so to remove one more thing from your to-do list, we will collect your real Christmas tree. Perfect! More time to cosy up on the sofa…

All you need to do is make sure that your Christmas tree is broken into smaller pieces so that they can be easily be collected by our hard-working bin men. Just leave them out with your waste on the day of your special Christmas collection or on your regular collection after this.

In a hurry to get rid of your Christmas tree?

Fed up of the needles dropping onto the floor? Or just looking for an excuse to get a break from all the Christmas chaos as the wider family descends? We’ve also got you covered. You can take whole trees for disposal at Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycle Centre, or Jenkins Lane – the perfect excuse to pop out.

Did you know, by recycling your real Christmas tree you’ll be giving the environment its own Christmas present? This is because the wood from deposited Christmas trees will be recycled, and then can be reused in wood industries. Who knows, you could even be sitting on your Christmas tree a few months down the line!

For more inspiration about how to reduce your waste this festive period, take a look at our other blog posts to discover how to reduce food waste and freezing hacks to make the festive period that little bit less wasteful.

We’d love to hear how you’re reducing waste over the Christmas period – use the hashtag #SlimYourBin on Twitter and Facebook to share your tips and suggestions with fellow residents!

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