Tree collection dates set for Mid Suffolk

Residents of Mid Suffolk can ensure their ‘real’ Christmas trees stay green long after the holiday period is over by using a convenient Christmas tree recycling scheme.

The tree collections are part of a package of recycling initiatives which Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils are urging people to take part in to make this Christmas as green as possible.

As in previous years, there will be numerous collection points in both districts where residents can leave their Christmas tree – without decorations – to be gathered up and taken to a local composting facility.

From there, the trees are chipped and composted, before being used as soil improver so that other plants and trees can thrive.

There will be tree collection points between 7am on January 5 and 7pm on January 8 in Debenham Leisure Centre, at the playing field near to the glass bank in Eye, at Sancroft Hall in Fressingfield, at Gislingham Village Hall, and Mendlesham Community Centre.

Since both councils started the scheme five years ago, the collection sites have become well established, and to date, more than 5,200 trees have been recycled.

For further details on the Babergh and Mid Suffolk recycling initiatives, please visit