Old spruce trees

As the festive season is coming to an end, you may be left wondering how you’re going to dispose of your Christmas tree. It has served you well, but now it’s time to go! For those of you with a real Christmas tree, it can be more complicated than disassembling your tree and packing it into its box… Not many people know that your real tree can be recycled to prevent improper disposal. So, let’s find out how you should dispose of your Christmas tree to minimise your environmental impact.

Why should I recycle my Christmas tree?

Recycling your Christmas tree can ensure that you are keeping your environmental impact minimal, making sure you’re doing your part when it comes to helping our world. There are various methods of recycling your Christmas tree, which can be helpful when it comes to gardening.

  • Your tree can be turned into wood chippings. These wood chippings can then be used in woodland areas and flower beds, encouraging natural materials in the area.
  • Wood chippings can then be turned into mulch. Mulch is layer of material that is laid over the surface of soil, improving the health of the soil and reducing weed growth. Mulch can either be used in your own garden or in the woodlands and natural spaces around your area.
  • Old Christmas trees can be turned into compost, which in turn can be sold to yourself and neighbours, or people with keen green fingers! The nourishment from your tree shouldn’t be wasted, and turning it into compost can ensure that others can benefit from it.

Recycling can help you be sure that your Christmas is an eco-friendly one. Make sure you aren’t contributing to negative emissions by recycling your Christmas tree.

What about my fake tree?

At the moment, the materials used to manufacture fake trees are not recyclable. This means that they could go to landfill, but there’s a better alternative. If you have chosen not to re-use your fake Christmas tree next year, there will be countless others in your area and beyond who would be happy to rehome your tree. This will ensure your tree is reused without going into landfill, as this is harmful for the environment. Fake Christmas trees can last for decades, so there’s no use in them going to waste!

What shouldn’t I do with my Christmas tree?

When disposing of your tree, there are two things that you should make sure you don’t do. Do not:

  • Burn your tree. Burning your Christmas tree can release flammable oils, which not only increases the risk of your fire becoming out of control, but also sends harmful carbon back into the atmosphere.
  • Send your tree to landfill. Landfill is the worst place for your Christmas tree to go. There is little oxygen, which causes bacteria to thrive. This turns the carbon that is released into methane, which does much more damage to our environment.

How do I recycle and dispose of my Christmas tree?

You may be wondering how to recycle your Christmas tree. Luckily for you, here at Junk Taxi, we provide a convenient Christmas tree collection service that allows you to be sure in the knowledge that your tree is being taken to be disposed of responsibly. All you have to do is get in touch with us to discuss your requirements, and one of our team will be available to come to your home and collect your Christmas tree.

Our collection service for Christmas trees is efficient, and our team disposes of the trees we collect responsibly, ensuring they are recycled. To benefit from this service, give us a call on 020 3092 2961 or email info@junktaxi.co.uk.

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Call 020 3092 2961 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team. Alternatively, email info@junktaxi.co.uk. We’ll ensure that your rubbish, waste, or unwanted items are collected promptly and professionally.