Recycle your Christmas trees

Page last updated at 29 December 2015 at 16:06

Eastleigh Borough residents can recycle their Christmas trees – most of which are composted to produce an eco-friendly, peat-free soil conditioner, or used as a mulch for the council’s parks and gardens - from Monday 4 January.

Recycling collection points for real Christmas trees have been set up around the borough where they can be dropped off between 4-18 January.  Residents who subscribe to Eastleigh Borough Council’s garden waste scheme can have Christmas trees that under four-feet tall picked up from their home address on their scheduled collection day – they just need to place it next to their garden waste bin.

A proportion of the recycled trees are chipped and mixed with other green waste and then composted to produce Pro-Grow, which is a peat-free soil conditioner.  Going peat-free protects the biodiversity of peatlands, reduces carbon release and improves water quality in these areas.  It reflects Eastleigh Borough Council’s commitment to being a green borough, ensuring that maximum value is generated from waste. 

Trees can be dropped off at:

• Brambridge Garden Centre, Brambridge

• Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh

• Haskins Garden Centre, West End

• Arturi’s Garden Centre, Fair Oak

• Fair Oak Garden Centre, Fair Oak

• Woodhouse Lane Car Park, Hedge End

• Mortimer Road Car Park, Botley

• Hound Parish Hall, Woolston Road, Netley

Residents who subscribe to Eastleigh Borough Council’s garden waste scheme can have Christmas trees that under four-feet tall picked up from their home address on their scheduled collection day – they just need to place it next to their garden waste bin.

Pro-Grow soil conditioner can be bought online at www.pro-grow.com for home delivery or collection at Household Waste Recycling Centres around the borough.