Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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11
JAN
Saturday 11th January 2020 - Sunday 12th January 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CM6, CB10, CB11, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24
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For the second year, you can Recycle Your Christmas Tree with St Clare to help us raise vital funding!

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of January 2020, we will be out and about in the local community, collecting Christmas trees for recycling! This fantastic recycling programme is an eco-friendly way to dispose of your tree after the yuletide season, whilst also helping your local hospice charity.

Last January, we ran a very successful Christmas tree recycling programme for the first time and raised over £2,350 for the Hospice. Our first year was a great success so we are making 2020 bigger and better! We have expanded to include more areas, now including Saffron Walden and Harlow.

This year, the collection is working slightly differently:

If you live in CB10, CB11, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24 or CM6, please register your tree through charityxmastreecollection.com or contact Rachel on 01279 773 734.

Registration open until Monday 6th January 2020. Suggested donation £10. Collection will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2020.

If you live in CM17, CM18, CM19 or CM20, please book your collection through harlow.gov.uk/green-waste or by phoning 01279 446655. All money raised from the Harlow Council collection will be matched by Veolia and donated to St Clare Hospice.

In addition, we’re very fortunate to have been sponsored by: Harlow Council, Veolia, Dunmow Waste Management and HTS Group.


We are collecting trees in the following areas: 

CM6, CB10, CB11, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24

Please note that only real spruce, fir and pine trees can be collected and recycled. 

Registration is OPEN NOW!

You can register your tree now from here: https://charityxmastreecollection.com/xmas-trees/ 

 

For more information on this collection, please get in touch with our Community Fundraiser Rachel Lines on 01279 773734 or email rachel.lines@stclarehospice.org.uk 


FAQs

How do I register?

This year, we have the support of Harlow Council, who will be collecting trees in Harlow and donated the profits to St Clare. This has lead the collection to be split into two groups:

If you live in CB10, CB11, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24 or CM6, please register your tree through charityxmastreecollection.com or contact Rachel on 01279 773 734.

Registration open until Monday 6th January 2020. Suggested donation £10. Collection will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2020.

If you live in CM17, CM18, CM19 or CM20, please book your collection through harlow.gov.uk/green-waste or by phoning 01279 446655. All money raised from the Harlow Council collection will be matched by Veolia and donated to St Clare Hospice.

Harlow Council is the main collector for these postcodes. However, those who live in CM17, CM18, CM19 and CM20 will still be able to book through charityxmastreecollection.com if they want to donate more. Those who book through this website will be collected by St Clare Hospice.


St Clare Collection – CB10, CB11, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM6

When will the collection take place?

The collection will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2020.

Can I register on the day?

Unfortunately, all trees need to be booked in advance.

Where are you collecting?

St Clare Collection:

CM6 – Dunmow, Thaxted, Broxted, Lindsell, Great Easton, Little Easton, Stebbing, Barnston, Felsted, High Roding, White Roding

CB10– Saffron Walden, Ashdon, Wimbish, Great Chesterford, Radwinter

CB11 – Saffron Walden, Clavering, Wendens Ambo, Quendon, Newport

CM21 – Sawbridgeworth, High Wych

CM22 – Takeley, Henham, Elsenham, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hatfield Heath, Sheering, Little Hallingbury

CM23 – Bishop’s Stortford, Berden, Manuden, Farnham, Birchanger, Spellbrook

CM24 – Stansted Mountfitchet

How much is it?

We are asking for a suggested donation of £10 per tree collected.

How does it work?

When you register your tree, it will put your address into our system for it to be collected. We will then have a generated list for our volunteers for trees to be collected.

We cannot guarantee a specific time or whether it will be the Saturday or Sunday, so please ensure your tree is left out in an accessible location on the address provided by 8am on Saturday 11th January.

 Why are you doing this?

We are doing this to raise funds and awareness of the Hospice in the targeted postcodes. Our first year went so well last year, we thought we would make it bigger and better to raise even more to fund our expert care.

 What is the benefit for me?

There’s no need for you to get your vehicle dirty with pine needles or waiting at the local tip! We will collect the tree from your property and 90% of the funds go straight to the Hospice. There’s no need to venture out in cold – we’ll do that for you!

What do I need to do with my tree on the collection day?

Your tree must be left at the front of your property by 8am on the day of your collection

Your tree must have all decorations and tree stands removed

Do I have to be in?

No. Just leave it in your designated place ready for us to collect providing we can access it.

Who will be collecting it?

We will have a team of volunteers who give up their own free time to collect trees.

Can I volunteer?

Yes please! Please contact Rob Wallace on 01279 773722 or email rob.wallace@stlcarehospice.org.uk

What if we have adverse weather conditions?

At that time of year the weather can be unpredictable, especially in some rural areas. We shall endeavour to get to you within the specified days but our volunteers will not be travelling in risky conditions. If it is windy please try to keep your tree from blowing away by anchoring it if you can.

What should I do if you don’t collect my tree?

Please don’t be concerned if we don’t collect your tree on the Saturday, we are collecting until late afternoon on the Sunday. If we still haven’t collected your tree by Monday morning, please contact Rachel on 01279 773 734.

What happens to my tree once it is collected?

Your tree will be collected from your home and will either be taken to the Crumps Farm Development (Edviron) in Little Canfield, or taken by Uttlesford District Council Enviromental Services. Here, your tree will be chipped and turned into compost for the farm to use.

We are very excited to work with Edviron and Uttlesford District Council as it is great to utilise local councils and businesses and their skills to help raise funds and awareness for St Clare.


Harlow Council Collection – CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20

If you live in CM17, CM18, CM19 or CM20, please book your collection through harlow.gov.uk/green-waste or by phoning 01279 446655. All money raised from the Harlow Council collection will be matched by Veolia and donated to St Clare Hospice.

Harlow Council Collection:

CM17 – Matching Green, Hastingwood, Matching Tye, Threshers Bush, Old Harlow, Church Langley, Churchgate Street, Potter Street

CM18 – Harlow, Tye Green, Stewards, Brays Grove

CM19 – Harlow, Nazeing, Roydon

CM20 – Harlow, Gilston Park, Eastwick, Pye Corner

How much is it?

Harlow Council are asking for £2.10 a tree. If you wish to donate more, please book your collection through charityxmastreecollection.com

How does it work?

When you register your tree, you will be given a date and time to have your tree collected. Harlow Council will then collect your tree on your specified day.


Special thanks to our sponsors: HTS Group, Dunmow Waste Management, Veolia, and, Harlow Council

 

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