Bu Joshua Robinson –
There is still time left to have real Christmas trees collected and recycled by two local hospices, The Kirkwood and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Last year over 3,500 Christmas trees were recycled in Kirklees, raising £48,000 for the charities. The trees collected were turned into wood chippings to be used as top dressings on soil in local parks, sports fields, and farms, while some were used as biomass for green heating.
Councillor Yusra Hussain, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting our two Kirklees Hospices for the sixth year running with their tree collection campaigns. Tree recycling has a positive effect on our environment as we work towards our Net Zero goal, and vital funds are raised to help people in our community.”
“This year we hope to collect and recycle even more, which will result in fewer trees being inappropriately discarded or fly-tipped and valuable nutrients being put back into the earth, not to mention considerable funds raised for two very important local Hospices.”
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The Kirkwood will be collecting in most HD postcodes, including:
They cannot collect from: HD6, HD7, and HD9.
To book with The Kirkwood, please visit: https://www.thekirkwood.org.uk/how-you-can-help/campaigns/treecycling
Registration closes at Midnight on Sunday 8th January, collections will take place between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th January 2024.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice:
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice will be collecting trees across all of Kirklees and West Yorkshire.
To book with Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice (minimum £10 donation), please visit: https://shop.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/product/xmas-tree-collections/
Registrations close at midnight on Sunday 7th January 2023, collections will take place between Saturday 6th and Sunday 14th January.