East Devon residents looking to get rid of their real Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district.
The now-forlorn festive items can be left at designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth.
They will be mulched to be used in public parks and gardens.
East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in:
- Axminster – West Street car park, Monday, January 6, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
- Broadclyst – Victory Hall car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
- Budleigh Salterton – Lime Kiln car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 8.30am to 11.30am;
- Cranbrook – Court Royal Road, Wednesday, January 8, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
- Exmouth – Imperial Road car park, Monday, January 6, from 8.30am to 2pm;
- Honiton – Lace Walk car park, Tuesday, January 7, from 8.30am to 11.30am;
- Ottery St Mary – Land of Canaan car park, Tuesday January 7, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
- Seaton – Harbour Road car park, Monday, January 6, from 8.30am to 11.30am;
- Sidmouth – Manor Road car park, Wednesday, January 8, from 8.30am to noon.
In Exeter, city council Garden Waste customers can put their real Christmas trees out with their brown bin or garden sack as a one-off for their first scheduled collection of the year.
Hospiscare is also collecting and recycling Christmas trees from residents in the Exeter, Exminster and Cranbrook areas to raise cash to support people diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Volunteers and/or people with vans willing to donate some time are needed.
For more information, or to register to have your Christmas tree collected, click here.
Collections will take place between January 11 and 17.
If you can help, contact Louise Jones by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org