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Collection points open for Mid Suffolk residents to recycle their Christmas trees

Recycle your Christmas tree this festive season
Recycle your Christmas tree this festive season

Once the festive fun is over and a new year begins, residents across Mid Suffolk and Babergh are reminded they can recycle their real Christmas trees at a number of collection points around both districts.

Once collected, the trees will be chipped and composted to produce a soil conditioner at a local composting facility, which will have benefits on other trees and plants in years to come.

Alternatively, residents who have a brown bin for collection of garden waste, can leave their tree beside the bin for pick up throughout January.

Councillor David Burn, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Environmental Services said: “I hope everyone will make this a truly green Christmas by making full use of all the facilities to recycle.”

Babergh District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment Councillor Frank Lawson added: “When it’s time to get rid of your real Christmas tree, we would urge people to take advantage of our recycling scheme.”

The collection points will be at Bacton and Cotton Village Hall car park and Mendlesham Community Centre on January 19, Debenham Leisure Centre on January 20, Eye playing field, Fressingfield Sancroft Hall, and The Black Horse, in Thorndon on January 18, and at Gislingham Village Hall and Palgrave Community Centre, January 12.

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