Put your real tree to good use after Christmas – recycle it!

Released on December 21, 2017

When the festivities are all done, residents in Southern Oxfordshire are being encouraged to make sure their real Christmas trees are put to good use by recycling them.

Garden waste customers simply need to leave their real tree next to their brown bins on their usual collection day:
• week commencing Monday 9 January in Vale of White Horse

However, residents do not have to be signed up to garden waste collections to recycle their real trees. They simply need to take it along to one of the drop-off points being set up by Vale of White Horse District Councils.

Details of the drop-off locations are available on the councils’ website here.  

Last year a total of 2,384 real Christmas trees were collected and recycled from the various drop off points in Southern Oxfordshire. This is in addition to the trees that were left next to the brown garden waste bins.

Cllr Charlotte Dickson, cabinet member for waste and recycling at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Householders can obviously compost their real Christmas trees at home but we understand not everyone will want, or have a garden, to do this. We’re very pleased to give all householders the chance to recycle their trees and hope as many people as possible take advantage of this.”

Notes to editors

The drop-off locations for real Christmas trees are:

Before Tuesday 9 January
• Buckland Village Hall
• Childrey playing field
• East Challow Village Hall Car Park

Before Friday 12 January
• Kennington - Forest Side and Playfield Road playing fields car park

Before Sunday 14 January
• Frilford - Millets Farm Garden Centre
• Hinksey - The Oxford Garden Centre
• Wantage - Charlton Park Garden Centre