How do you recycle your Christmas tree?
The annual Jersey Hospice Christmas tree collection scheme is run solely by an army of generous volunteers who give up their time to drive collection vans island-wide, man phone lines, and organise registrations.
In return for a donation to the Jersey Hospice, 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 remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before leaving your tree out for collection.
In Guernsey, trees can be dropped off at several locations around the island until the end of January.
From 27th December at Queux Plant Centre and Le Friquet Garden Centre, and from the 28 December at Chouet Green Waste site and the Longue Hougue Household Waste & Recycling Centre.
It is estimated that more than 6,000 Christmas trees are recycled in Guernsey every year. Once collected, the trees will be shredded on site before being composted along with all the island’s other green waste before being processed into a soil conditioner. The soil conditioner is available for Islanders to collect all year round from the Chouet Green Waste site, free of charge, so islander’s gardens can benefit in 2023.
“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, 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 prevention and recycling officer, Tina Norman-Ross.
The Guernsey Christmas tree recycling service is free to use but remember to remove all your tinsel, baubles and trimmings before dropping them off.