You may remember that in December we told you we can recycle your old Christmas trees. Now we can show you what happened to the trees you donated this winter.
Some of your trees are taken to our friends at Springfield Community Garden, in Holme Wood. The centre is for adults with learning difficulties and they really look forward to this delivery.
The clients at Springfield Community Garden cut up the trees for mulching in the garden, and firewood for their outdoor oven which they use to teach outdoor cooking.
We are determined not to miss any bin collection days over the festive season, particularly as you might have a lot of wrapping paper and empty bottles that you want to recycle.
If one of your regular bin days falls on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day we will empty it on a different day. These changes apply to both recycling collections and general waste collections:
- If one of your bins was due to be emptied on Christmas Day (Thursday), it will be emptied on Monday, 22 December.
- If one of your bins was due to be emptied on Boxing Day (Friday), it will be emptied on Saturday, 27 December.
- If one of your bins was due to be emptied on New Year’s Day (Thursday), it will be emptied on Monday, 29 December.
All other bin days remain as normal.
Get a bin day reminder on our app
If you are now thinking, “that’s great, but please can you remind me the day before?” the answer is, “Actually, yes we can”. If you have installed our mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, you can get an alert the day before any of your bins are due out. We have told the app about the changes over the festive season, so it will give you the correct date.
You can also check your bin day on our website or look at the recycling calendar we sent out to every household.
Recycling Christmas trees
There are over six million real Christmas trees bought across the UK each year, of which only about 10% are recycled. Let’s see if we can go way beyond that 10% in the Bradford District this year. Continue reading Bin days and recycling over Christmas and New Year