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​Give your Christmas tree a recycled new home

Press Release   •   Jan 09, 2019 17:06 GMT

Residents who are taking down their Christmas decorations are urged to recycle their real Christmas tree in their brown bin.

Don’t forget to remove all decorations, lights and the wooden base, then chop it up so it fits inside with the lid fully closed. Alternatively, take it to any household waste recycling centre in Greater Manchester.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “There’s so much that we could recycle over the festive period – from drinks cans and leftover food to cardboard packaging. Where better to start than with your real Christmas tree? It’ll be turned into compost, and help something else to grow.”

ENDS

Press release issued: 9 January 2019.

Picture: Cllr Alan Quinn chops up his Christmas tree for recycling in the brown bin.