Published Thursday, 19 January 2017

More Christmas trees than ever have been recycled at Waverley’s recycling sites this year and the council congratulates residents on this great achievement.

As well as taking away Christmas trees for subscribers of the garden waste subscription service, the council worked with its contractor, Glendale, to set up five Christmas tree recycling sites across the borough, in its car parks and green spaces.

This year saw the most amount of tress ever recycled at the sites, with a total of 669 trees dropped off by residents.

The site with the most trees left for recycling – with 211 in total - was Holloway Hill Recreation Ground, in Godalming. Next was Cranleigh Village Way Car Park with 185 trees, Broadwater Park, in Farncombe, with 117 trees, then Farnham Park with 84 trees and Haslemere Recreation Ground with 72 trees. They will now be taken to a depot to be shredded and used as mulch in the borough’s parks and green spaces.

If you haven’t recycled your real Christmas tree yet, you can still leave it next to your brown bin if you subscribe to the garden waste collection service. Or you can take both real and synthetic trees to a community recycling centre.