Published on: Thursday 24 Nov 2022 at 10:14
Our Christmas Tree Recycling scheme is returning!
This January 2023, you can recycle your Christmas tree with local charity St Clare Hospice, who will come and collect your tree from your home in return for a donation to their vital hospice cause.
According to figures, approximately 6 million Christmas trees will end up in landfill this year, amounting to around 250 tonnes of waste that could be used for compost. Local schemes, such as St Clare Hospice’s annual recycling project, help to reduce the negative environmental effects of waste post-Christmas – instead taking trees and turning them into wood chippings and compost, in partnership with a number of local organisations and waste management services, such as HTS Group and Dunmow Waste Management.
Earlier this year, in January 2022, St Clare’s Christmas tree recycling programme collected more than 1,200 trees, raising over £18,000 in vital funds for their local care and support services. That is enough to fund more than 200 visits by the Hospice at Home team who give vital personal care to people in the comfort of their own home.
Volunteers working with St Clare Hospice will visit homes on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th and Monday 9th of January 2023 to collect real spruce, fir and pine Christmas trees.
This year, we will be collecting trees from the following postcode areas: CB10, CB11, CM5, CM6 1, CM6 2, CM6 3, CM6 4, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, EN9.
Please register your tree here or contact the fundraising team on email@example.com or 01279 773734. We simply ask for a suggested minimum donation of £12, to collect your tree from home and recycle it locally.
For more information and FAQs on St Clare’s ‘Recycle Your Christmas Tree’ programme, please click here.