Christmas Tree Recycling
Published: 20 November 2018
Christmas tree recycling scheme comes to an end
County Council’s major review of its recycling services means that its garden
waste collection service will cease through the winter months and this year it
will come to an end on Friday 30th November before recommencing on 4th
March 2019. As a result, the authority will no longer collect and recycle
Christmas trees when the festive season is over.
continuing to buy real Christmas trees can dispose of them in a number of ways:
waste permit holders can retain their tree until early March when it will be
collected as garden waste collection resumes.
can be taken to one of the council’s four household waste and recycling centres
at Usk, Five Lanes, Llanfoist and Mitchel Troy to be recycled
a potted tree could be planted after Christmas and reused while artificial trees
can be used year after year without the nuisance of loose pine needles.
Bryan Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for waste and recycling said:
“I know that the Christmas tree collection is a very popular service and one
that will be missed. However the decision to end it came whilst making savings
to our garden waste service. During the winter months there is a substantial
reduction in service use meaning the service is underused and inefficient.
a direct response to the increasing pressure on council budgets we were faced
with the difficult decision to either increase the charges significantly to
cover a full year service, or deliver a seasonal service and maintain current
charging levels. I hope that residents continue to buy real, buy local and get
the tree they want this year.”
move is part of a package of changes to waste and recycling in Monmouthshire.
In coming months changes include the introduction of new vehicles with the
ability to collect food waste separately from garden waste. This will enable
food waste to be used to generate electricity and the garden waste composted on
Glass recycling boxes will be rolled out across the county in
March 2019 following a successful pilot in the Abergavenny area. Residents will
receive a box for glass to be collected separately, adding value to the
more information on waste and recycling in Monmouthshire: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/garden-waste