Recycle Your Real Christmas TreeAs the festive season draws to a close, Christmas tree recycling points across Test Valley open as the Council urges residents to be green and reduce waste.

Test Valley Borough Council has set up six temporary disposal sites for real Christmas trees which will be open until Monday, 12 January. Residents can take their tree to one of these sites or to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Disposal sites are located at the following venues:

Homebase, Enham Arch Retail Park, Andover

Andover Garden Centre, Salisbury Road, Andover

Alma Road car park, near Waitrose, Romsey

Knightwood Leisure Centre, Valley Park

B&Q, Nursling

Village Hall, West Wellow

Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “Many people will be setting new year resolutions to be green, so this is the perfect opportunity to start. The disposal sites are located at convenient points across the borough to make it easy for residents to help reduce the amount of waste produced over the Christmas period.”

Last year, Test Valley Borough Council collected nearly 1,800 trees. The trees are composted locally and turned into Pro-Grow soil conditioner.

Residents are asked to remove all decorations and non compostable items from their tree before disposal, and note that the sites are for real Christmas trees only. For those registered with the Garden Waste Collection Service, the Council can collect whole Christmas trees. Trees should be cut in half if they are over six feet tall.

For more information about recycling, visit www.facebook.com/recyclingstars for tips and latest news.

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