A green way to get rid of Sheffield’s Christmas trees

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Sheffielders are being encouraged to ‘treecycle’ their unwanted Christmas trees as the 12 days of Christmas come to an end.

Real Christmas trees can be taken to any of the city’s five Household Waste Recycle Centres - in Shirecliffe, Woodhouse, Gleadless Valley, Deepcar or High Green.

Lynne White of Veolia Environmental Services said: “Over six million Christmas trees are sold in the UK each year, many of which end up being thrown away.

“Christmas trees recycled at our centres are shredded down and made into compost, which is a better option for the environment.”

Trees can also be collected from home as part of the council’s bulky item collection service. It costs £18 to get rid of up to three items.