People in the Harrogate district can have their Christmas trees collected and recycled when the festive period draws to a close, thanks to a local charity.
Residents within the HG1 and HG2 postcodes can register online with Saint Michael’s to arrange the disposal, which will take place over the weekend of January 7 and 8, 2012.
The team of volunteers from the Hornbeam Park-based hospice will collect the trees for recycling, with support from North Yorkshire County Council.
There is no charge for this service, but in the spirit of Christmas those who would like to make a donation to the charity that cares for more than 2,400 local people every year will be more than welcome.
Saint Michael’s chief executive Tony Collins said:
We are lucky to have a very active team of volunteers at Saint Michael’s and the collection and recycling of Christmas trees in January will be a very welcome service for local people.
It can be a real pain disposing of a Christmas tree but this year anyone with a HG1 or HG2 postcode can have our team take care of it.
There is no charge for the service but any donations would be very welcome and gratefully received.
Residents can register and donate online throughout December so collection schedules can be set.
Saint Michael’s needs £3.9million each year to continue to provide its vital services. More than 80 per cent of this is raised thanks to the generosity of the community through gifts left in people’s wills, general donations and fundraising campaigns like the Christmas tree collection and recycling service.
To register your Christmas tree for collection or to find out more simply visit www.saintmichaelshospice.org/christmas