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​Give your Christmas tree a recycled new home

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​Give your Christmas tree a recycled new home

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.”


Press release issued: 9 January 2019.

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

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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