Published Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Waverley Borough Council and Glendale are delighted that residents have recycled more real Christmas trees than ever at drop-off points around the borough.

In total residents left 1,052 trees at the sites, set up by the council and its grounds maintenance contractor, Glendale, in car parks and green spaces.

The site with the most trees left for recycling – with 292 in total – was Holloway Hill Recreation Ground, in Godalming. Next was Cranleigh Village Way Car Park with 205 trees, Broadwater Park, in Farncombe, with 196 trees, Haslemere Recreation Ground with 160 trees, Farnham Park with 84 trees and finally the Borne Mill depot with 72 trees.

The trees are now being shredded to be used as mulch and compost in the borough’s parks and green spaces.

Residents can also recycle any synthetic trees by taking them to a community recycling centre. To find your nearest one, visit: http://www.waverley.gov.uk/crc

Residents can recycle any leftover real trees by leaving them out with their garden waste on a collection day before the end of January, if they subscribe to the service.