Green-minded residents across mid and south Cheshire are throwing their support behind the annual campaign to recycle Christmas Trees, even though the majority of people are still to put theirs up!
Registrations for the annual Christmas Tree Collection, organised by St Luke’s Hospice, are now open. Once the festive season is over, volunteers from the charity will collect your real tree from your door and take it away for recycling. The trees are turned into woodchips and then used on the area’s country parks.
Andy Bailey, Corporate Partnerships Manager for St Luke’s Hospice, said: “Nobody enjoys the arduous task of chopping up the tree and taking it to the tip with the inevitable pine needles going all over the car, so the Christmas Tree Collection is a great way of supporting our charity whilst helping the local environment too.”
Households across the CW1 to CW11 postcode district can register now to have their tree collected from the 10th to 13th January 2019.
The Christmas Tree Collection is poised to be the biggest yet, thanks to the support of national housebuilder Redrow Homes. Andy Bailey added: “The sponsorship from Redrow means we are now able to reach out and make more people aware of the campaign. It’s estimated that 15,000 real trees are bought by residents in our area, and at the moment we are only collecting and recycling 15% of them – so we know there is great potential to make the scheme an even bigger success.”
Dave Bexon, Redrow Group Sales & Marketing Director, said: “Supporting the hospice’s Christmas Tree Collection service is our way of saying thank you for everything they do. Christmas is the season of goodwill and those who sign up for the collection service will be giving something back not just to the hospice, but to the environment as well. The latter is very important to Redrow too. Building responsibly and being environmentally aware is one of three key pillars of our business: 99.9% of the timber we use on site is responsibly sourced and credibly certified; and we currently recycle over 95% of our waste across the business.”
Residents can register to have their tree collected at www.charityxmastreecollection.com