How do you recycle your Christmas tree?
Let Jersey Hospice’s tree-mendous team of volunteers take the hassle out of recycling your Christmas tree this year!
In return for a donation, volunteers will pick up trees from outside registered people’s homes in January and deliver them to the green waste team at La Collette for conversion to soil improver for local farms and gardens.
Please register your tree for collection by 14:00 on Tuesday 2 January 2024 if you are a business in St Helier and 08:00 on Thursday 4 January for households.
Christmas tree collections will happen on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 January for businesses in St Helier, and Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January for households (and businesses outside of St Helier.)
Jersey Hospice Care is also on the lookout for volunteers with vans to help collect Christmas trees from across the island and deliver them to the green waste recycling facilities. Volunteers can email here for more info or to sign up.
Please remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before leaving your tree out for collection.
Guernsey Waste is reminding islanders that there will once again be plenty of opportunities to recycle their Christmas trees following the festive period.
Between 27th December and the end of January 2024, trees can be dropped off at several locations around the island: Queux Plant Centre, Le Friquet Garden Centre, Chouet Green Waste site and the Longue Hougue Household Waste & Recycling Centre.
Every year more than 6,000 Christmas trees are recycled. Once collected, the trees will be shredded on site and composted along with all the island’s other green waste before being processed into a soil conditioner. The soil conditioner will then be available for all Islanders to collect, free of charge, so everyone’s gardens can benefit in 2024.
“The trees will certainly be put to good use, and we hope that as many people as possible will consider recycling them. Not only is it great for the environment, but it is also a very convenient way to dispose of them and we hope that having so many drop-off points makes this as easy as possible,” said Waste Minimisation and Sustainability Manager, Tina Norman-Ross.
“This could even make a great opportunity to spread good will by offering to recycle your neighbour’s tree at the same time.”
Christmas tree recycling service is free to use: “Just remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before dropping them off,” said Mrs Norman-Ross.