Swap festive tree for a bag of free compost
3:00pm Friday 11th 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 thrownout after the festive season.
If you take your tree to Wernddu at Ammanford 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 it 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?”
A county council spokeswoman said: “If you are having a post-Christmas clearout remember to recycle any old electrical items from fridges and televisions to hairdryers and mobile phones – anything with a plug or battery.
“Please take it to your nearestwaste recycling centre or for smaller items one of the 10 electrical banks throughout the county. The council also offers a bulky waste collection service for a small charge.
“Don’t forget you can recycle old batteries too; most shops and supermarkets nowprovide battery banks in store or take them to your nearest waste recycling centre.”