Recycle Christmas trees for a free bag of compost.
11:55am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
RESIDENTS in Carmarthenshire are being urged to recycle their Christmas trees and get a free bag of compost.
Figures show that in the UK approximately 250 tonnes of real Christmas trees that could have been recycled are simply thrown out after the festive season.
Twelfth night or January 6 is traditionally the time to take down Christmas decorations so if you are taking down your tree make sure you take it to your local household waste recycling centre so that it can be composted.
And if you take your tree to Nantycaws (Carmarthen) or Whitland you will get a free bag of Merlin’s Magic Compost courtesy of CWM Environmental Ltd.
Executive Board Member for Street Scene Cllr Colin Evans said: “We produce a lot more rubbish at this time of year so it is very important we recycle as much of it as possible. Christmas trees are classed as green waste so please take to your nearest recycling centre so that they can be made into compost.
“Remember you can also recycle your Christmas cards and wrapping paper in your blue bag and if you have any unwanted gifts don’t just put them in the back of a cupboard, why not give them to a local charity shop or make some money and sell them online or at a car boot sale instead.
For further information www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/recycling or call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567.