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Recycle your natural Christmas tree with our treecycling scheme

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but have you thought about how you can help the environment and recycle your Christmas tree after the 25th?

After the festivities are over for another year and you""ve sorted out your wrapping paper, packaging from presents, extra bottles and so on for recycling, please don""t forget your Christmas tree.

South Somerset District Council’s treecycling scheme gives you the opportunity to dispose of your natural Christmas tree at 49 different locations across the district, with the tree being shredded and used for flowerbed mulch by the district council.

Recycle your natural Christmas tree in South Somerset at the following places. Make sure you you bring the tree to the drop off point by the date stated for it to be taken away and shredded:

  • Abbas & Templecombe - Recreation Ground Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Aller - Recreation Ground Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Ash - Pavillion Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Barrington - Village Hall (Date of collection: 7/01/20)
  • Broadway - Standerwick Orchard (Date of collection: 10/01/20)
  • Bruton - Dovecote Car Park, Jubilee Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Buckland St Mary - Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 9/01/20)
  • Castle Cary - Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Chaffcombe - The Pound (Date of collection: 15/01/20)
  • Charlton Horethorne - The Kings Arms Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Combe St Nicholas - Underway Meade Community Field (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Corton Denham - Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Crewkerne - Henhayes Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Curry Mallet - Curry Mallet & Beercrocombe Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Curry Rivel - Westfield Rec Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Donyatt - Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • East Chinnock - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Henstridge - Village Car Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Horsington - Half Moon Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Huish Episcopi - Parish Council Car Park, opp. St Mary""s Church (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Ilchester - Limington Road Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Ilton - Copse Lane Overspill Car Park (Date of collection: 15/01/20)
  • Keinton Mandeville - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Kingsbury Episcopi - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Kingsdon - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Langport - Cocklemoor Car Park (Date of collection: 19/01/20)
  • Long Sutton -  Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Martock - Recreation Ground (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Merriott - Recreation Ground (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Misterton - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Mudford - Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 6/01/20)
  • Norton Sub Hamdon - School Car Park (Date of collection: 9/01/20)
  • Odcombe - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Pitney - Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Shepton Beauchamp - Recreation Ground (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Shepton Montague - Village Hall Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Somerton - Edgar Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • South Petherton - Recreation Ground Car Park (Date of collection: 10/01/20)
  • Sparkford - Car Park opposite the Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Tintinhull - St Margeret""s opposite the Village Hall (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • West Camel - The Davis Hall, Howell Hill (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • West Coker - Village Hall Upper Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Wincanton - The Rec (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Winsham - Winsham community Resource Centre (Date of collection: 18/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Birchfield Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Yew Tree Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Stars Lane Car Park (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Wyndham Park MUGA (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Lufton Community Square (Date of collection: 13/01/20)
  • Yeovil - Abbey Manor Community Centre (Date of collection: 13/01/20)

Above: Click the image to download a copy of the map

Before you take your tree to be recycled don""t forget to remove all decorations (and presents!) and take it out of its pot.

Councillor Sarah Dyke, portfolio holder for Environment at South Somerset District Council, said: “We’ve been running this scheme for four years now and it’s always been very popular with hundreds of trees being recycled and shredded. By recycling them by chipping, real Christmas trees can become climate positive – creating an environment beneficial to removing carbon from the atmosphere.”

Alternatively, decoration-free natural Christmas trees under 6ft can be recycled by composting. Take decoration-free natural trees to any recycling site for composting. If you pay for a garden waste collection, put out your tree next to your bin or sack on your usual waste collection day from Monday 6 January. As a last resort, put your tree next to your refuse on your usual collections day.

What can I do with an artificial tree?

If your artificial tree won""t make it through another winter then you can recycle these at any Household Waste Recycling Centre in Somerset. If your tree is still in good condition when you decide to replace it, why not ask friends and family, advertise it on an exchange website or donate it to charity so someone else can use it?

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