Christmas Eco-Grinch

jessica james with geoff anderson By Claire Charras

Edinburgh City Council is collecting residents’ Christmas trees throughout January to beat the ‘Eco-Grinch’.

Recycled Christmas trees will provide compost for Edinburgh’s gardens and parks.

Councillor Robert Aldridge, Environment Leader, said: “Whether they [residents[ cut it up and put it in their brown bin, take it to a Community Recycling Centre or leave it out for collection on the designated day, people can ensure that their Christmas tree is recycled once the festive season is over. It’s vital that we make it as easy as possible for people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”

Pick-up days can be found on the council website.

Emma Hill recorded your views on Christmas tree recycling.christmas-tree-story1

Picture: Recycling collector, Geoffrey Anderson, with the ‘Grinch’, aka
Jessica James of Australian cabaret group Drags Aloud