Barnet Council calls on residents to recycle Christmas trees

Barnet Council has called on residents to recycle their real Christmas trees now that the festive period has come to an end.

The local authority is encouraging residents leave their trees next to their green bin on their next collection day, free of decorations and lights, with large trees broken in half where possible.

 Alternatively, real Christmas trees can be taken to a Reuse and Recycling Centre in the area where the trees can be converted to compost.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Chairman of Barnet’s Environment Committee, added: “This is a great example of the council providing services to make our resident’s lives easier, whilst also reducing our environmental impact.”

Garden waste collections in regions are to resume from Saturday 7 January 2017.