Council offering residents a free collection service for their real Christmas trees

Residents can receive a helping hand with their Christmas clear-out thanks to a free tree collection service.

Durham County Council are offering to pick up real Christmas trees for residents who book with the free service.

Bookings for real tree collections can be made from now, until Sunday 12 January. The trees will be collected over a two-week period, starting on Monday 13 January.

To book a tree collection, visit www.durham.gov.uk/christmastreecollections

John Shannon, strategic waste manager at Durham County Council said: “Not only does our service make life that little but easier following the busy festive period, but collected real trees go on to be chipped and sent for composting, so that material can be used again to reduce any waste.”

Real trees can also be taken to any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). For list of centres visit www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc

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