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'Treecycle' after Christmas

A free chipping service is being organised by West Oxfordshire District Council to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees.

Chippings will be used locally to create environmentally-friendly biomass energy. All people need to do is take their real Christmas trees along and the rest will be done by professionals, for free. Last Christmas, the chipping service led to 10.5 tonnes of trees being recycled.

Chippers will be at the Spendlove Centre between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, January 6th.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The free chipping service is part of the Council’s work towards reducing waste, increasing recycling and supporting renewable energy. It offers a good opportunity for householders to do their bit and we really hope they will take advantage of it.”

Cllr Harvey said he wished to thank Goodwood Tree Care on behalf of the Council for kindly donating the chippers.

Residents are reminded that the normal weekly refuse and recycling collections differ over the Christmas period. There are no collections during Christmas week. Collections will take place a day later than usual the following week. Normal collections resume from Monday, January 8th.

(Source: West Oxfordshire District Council press release.)

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 21 Dec 2006, 09:35 · Link


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