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Pack up the decs and get recycling

RECYCLING: Christmas trees heading for the chipper at an event last year

RECYCLING: Christmas trees heading for the chipper at an event last year

With Twelfth Night just around the corner, it is time to pack away the decorations for another year.

As the fairy lights and tinsel are returned to the loft, councils are offering a number of Christmas tree recycling sessions to provide a green way to dispose of your festive foliage.

Ashton park rangers will be on hand on Sunday January 5 from 10am to 3pm to chip trees and turn them into compost to be used on Preston’s parks.

Residents in Kirkham can take their trees to the collection point in Mill Street carpark from Thuresday January 3 to Sunday January 13.

Trees must be left within the designated barrier or can be choppedup and placed in Fylde council’s green bins. However trees left beside the bin will not be removed.

Chorley residents can take their trees to Yarrow Valley Country Park, Birkacre Road,on January 4 or 5 where attendants will be available to recycle trees.

Alternatively, residents can chop up the tree and place it in the brown recycling bin.

Wyre residents can put their trees in the green recycling box.

Christmas trees can also be taken to any one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Tom Benson Way, Preston; Flesburg Way, Farington; Chapel Hill Road, Longridge; or Coppull Rd, Chorley.

 

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