This year residents recycled more than 1,800 Christmas trees at six temporary disposal sites across Test Valley, setting a new record for the borough.
Test Valley Borough Council’s environmental portfolio holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “I am absolutely delighted we managed to collect so many Christmas trees! Each year we have collected more trees than in previous years, and 2013/14 has been no exception. Every tree is composted locally to produce Pro-Grow soil conditioner, so a huge thank you to everyone who recycled their Christmas trees. Our residents have been real Recycling Stars!”
Although the temporary disposal sites have now closed, any remaining real Christmas trees or garden waste can be taken to one of the household waste recycling centres (HWRC) at:
- Scott Close – Walworth Business Park, Andover
- Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh
- Bunny Lane, Timsbury
The HWRCs are currently open every day from 8am to 4pm.
Leftover Christmas trees can also be collected as part of the council’s garden waste collection service. This is a chargeable service and residents are asked to contact the council if they wish to join. All garden waste is also composted to produce Pro-Grow.