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Christmas Tree Recycling Details

December 31, 2019 9:15 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Christmas TreeAfter the Christmas celebrations are over and all the decorations are down, if you cannot plant your real Christmas tree in the garden, you can recycle it for free at any of Bedford Borough Council's Christmas tree recycling sites.

23 tonnes of real Christmas trees were collected from the Council's collection points across Bedford Borough last year, and the Council is again seeking to make it as straightforward as possible for people to make sure their tree gets sent for composting.

Real Christmas trees can be dropped off at one of Bedford Borough Council's Christmas tree recycling sites between Saturday 4 January and Sunday 12 January, where they will be taken away for composting. Sites include:

  • Hillgrounds Road, Kempston - Opposite the shops near Hartwell Drive
  • Jubilee Park, Bedford - Opposite North Lodge, Canvin Way
  • Milton Ernest Garden Centre - Radwell Road
  • Mowsbury Park car park - off Kimbolton Road
  • Podington Garden Centre - High Street, Podington
  • Roxton Garden Centre - Bedford Road, Roxton near A1 Black Cat roundabout
  • Seasons Garden Centre, Wilstead - Bedford Road, Wilstead
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre - Barkers Lane, Bedford.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said, "Our Christmas tree recycling sites are again open after Christmas, ready for trees to be dropped off for free. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, and getting it composted is a great, green way to deal with your tree after Christmas."

Please make sure all decorations and containers are removed before you drop your tree off.

To get alerts about bin collections, and tips for Christmas recycling sign up to the Council's email bulletins at www.bedford.gov.uk/stayconnected