Worcester residents got their New Year off to a green start by recycling approximately 3000 trees at designated City Council sites.
Over 5.466 tonnes of trees were collected from Homebase on the Hylton Road and Blooms Garden Centre on the Droitwich Road, and additional trees were left at the Council’s Household Recycling Centres on the Hallow and Bilford roads.
Sian Stokes, Recycling Officer at Worcester City Council, said: “It’s great to see such a large number of Worcester residents getting their New Year off to a green start, and working hard to reduce the amount of waste we as a city send to landfill.”
Worcester City Council was the first authority in the UK to offer tree recycling facilities, introducing the service in 1991.
All trees collected were taken to a composting facility operated by Severn Waste. They were converted in to a soil conditioner which improves soil fertility and structure.
Worcester residents can buy back the soil conditioner from either of the Household Recycling Centres in Worcester for just £2 a bag at:
- Bilford Road, Worcester WR3 8PU Tel: 01905 453610
- Hallow Road (off Horseford Road), Worcester, WR2 6BZ
Tel: 01905 421116