Last chance to turn that Christmas tree into compost

Recycle your real Christmas tree
Recycle your real Christmas tree

They smell great, they look festive, but what are you going to do with that huge Christmas tree after twelfth night?

There is still time to recycle it and have it turned into compost.

Simply remove all decorations (which you’ll need next year!) and take it down to one of Bedford Council’s recycling sites by January 10.

The council will take trees at:

· 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 the January 10, 2016, residents can still use the Household Waste Recycling Centre, at Barkers Lane, to recycle their trees.

Alternatively, if you like chopping and sawing, trees can be cut into smaller pieces and placed in the green lidded garden waste bin.