After twelfth night real Christmas trees can be composted

Christmas trees
Christmas trees

Once those gorgeous real Christmas trees have done their festive job, they can be put to good use again as compost.

Bedford Borough Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees by, once again, running the popular New Year Christmas tree recycling service.

Residents can drop their real trees off at any of the eight sites across the borough from January 2 to 10, 2016.

The trees should have all decorations removed and will be taken away to be made into compost.

The sites are:

· Hillgrounds Road, Kempston. Opposite the shops near Hartwell Drive

· Jubilee Park, opposite North Lodge, Canvin Way

· Milton Ernest Garden Centre, Radwell Road off the A6

· Mowsbury Park car park, Kimbolton Road

· Podington Garden Centre, High Street, Podington

· Roxton Garden Centre, Bedford Road, Roxton

· Seasons Garden Centre, A6 at Wilstead

· Bedford Household Waste Recycling Centre, Barkers Lane, Bedford

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Last year we collected more than 10 tonnes of Christmas trees for composting.

“The Christmas tree recycling service offers residents a really easy and sustainable way of disposing of real trees, and we hope the service proves popular again this year.”

After January 10, residents can still use the Household Waste Recycling Centre, at Barkers Lane, to recycle their trees.

Alternatively, trees can be cut into smaller pieces and placed in the green lidded garden waste bin.