Islington residents can help make parks prettier by recycling Christmas trees

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By poppy_smith | Thursday, January 03, 2013, 07:18

Residents in Islington can help create compost for Islington's parks by recycling their Christmas trees.

Recycled trees are shredded and composted instead of being sent to landfill, which is expensive and bad for the environment.

There are three easy ways to recycle your tree:

  • if you live on an estate - the council will collect trees from estates until 13 January.  Please ask your caretaker where to leave your tree
  • if you live in a street property - please put your tree out with your other recycling on your usual collection day, keeping it inside your property edge
  • * use a drop-off point - from 5-13 January, you can drop off your tree in King Square, Barnard Park, Rosemary Gardens, or Elthorne Park.  The Reuse and Recycling Centre on Hornsey Street accepts green waste, including Christmas trees, all year round

    Cllr Paul Smith, Islington Council's executive member for environment, said: "We're on our residents' side and want to make it easy for people to recycle their trees. Recycling stops money being wasted on expensive landfill costs.

    "Recycling helps save money for local services, which is very important at a time of big government cuts."

    For more about recycling in Islington visit



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