Recycle your Christmas tree in Bedford Borough

Christmas tree
Christmas tree

Make sure you recycle your Christmas tree this year.

Residents can drop off their trees, which will be taken away and composted, at one of eight sites across the Borough from January 3 to 11:

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

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 just over 13 tonnes of Christmas trees for composting. This is an easy way to dispose of your tree and start recycling your waste in 2015.”

After January 12 trees can still be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Barkers Lane. If you can cut your tree into smaller pieces you can also place it in the green lidded garden waste bin for collection.

This scheme is only for real Christmas trees and we ask that all decorations and containers are removed.