Local charity Treetops Hospice Care is offering to collect people’s Christmas trees in return for a donation towards its services in the community.
The Christmas Treecycling scheme will run from Monday 6 to Friday 10 January 2020. For a recommended donation of £10 or more, Treetops volunteers will collect trees from front gates or driveways and take them away.
Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Residents can find out if they are able to apply and register their collection online at www.treetopshospice.org.uk/treecycling . Registration closes at noon on Thursday 2 January.
Last year, the charity helped to recycle over 10 tonnes of Christmas trees. This year they want to double this. Corporate partnership fundraiser, Laura McWha, explained, “We were amazed to hear that last year we recycled 10.9 tonnes of trees from our Treecycling scheme and raised £6,000 for the hospice.
“This year we are hoping to double this, so we have opened up more postcode collection areas and have even more volunteers on hand ready to go.
“We are keen to make sure anyone with a real Christmas tree who lives in the postcode areas we are visiting, registers for their collection as soon as possible to ensure we can collect their tree this January.”