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Simple, eco-friendly methods for disposing of your Christmas tree

April 8, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

Now that the festive season has passed and many of us have returned to work, it’s time to reorganise our lives. Your Christmas tree is
almost certainly at the top of your list of things to accomplish, but what do you do with it now? You’ll be pleased to learn that there are
plenty of possibilities. We’ve highlighted only a few of them in this week’s blog!

Your Local Authorities Will Protect You.

If you have a live tree, it may appear intimidating owing to its size, but it is actually fairly simple to recycle. You can either take them to
your neighbourhood waste recycling centre or check with your local council or authority. The majority of them will arrange drop-off
locations for Christmas trees, which are typically located near local recycling centres. They may even organise special collections for
locals who are unable to make the journey themselves, so keep an eye out! Generally, you may obtain information on the website of your
local council.

However, before you drop them off, there are a few things you need to do first. Namely,

When your tree is collected, it is hauled to a chipper to be shredded and is frequently used as mulch.

However, that is not all.

Of course, you can always shred your tree yourself. There are numerous machines on the market that will easily complete the task for
you, as long as the material is in manageable pieces. Then, you can use the resulting soil layer in your own garden. Having tree loppers
or secateurs on hand is a good idea in general. Speaking of which, you can always use it as firewood. You usually have to wait a few
weeks for the wood to dry out sufficiently to burn, but it saves you the trip!

On the other hand, if you have a pot-grown or rootballed tree, you should be able to replant it as long as the rootball of your live tree has
been kept damp over the festive season ” this gives it the best chance to take root in your garden.

If you don’t fancy that, you might consider turning to the Woodland Trust. Unfortunately, since Christmas trees are usually non-native
species, the Woodland Trust doesn’t generally accept them as donations. On the other hand, some local garden centres are quite happy
to take them on ” they could always use the mulch!

But what if I have an artificial tree? “You might be asking.” Well, by their very nature, artificial trees generally aren’t that good for recycling.
However, it does allow you to just tuck it away in the attic or loft, ready for next year. This makes them the most environmentally friendly
option of all, minimising waste entirely!

However you decide to do it, have a very happy New Year from all of us here at CKB Skip Hire. And of course, don’t forget us if you want
to hire a skip! You can get an instant quote just by heading on over to our homepage and entering in your phone number and postcode.
Then, once we’ve finalised a few details, your skip will be well on its way. It’s really that simple!

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