Opportunity to help recycle trees

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Christmas is over, and you have rid of the tree but wish you could do more....

Well, Ogden Water Nature Reserve above Halifax has a free Christmas tree recycling service run by staff and volunteers and there is a community day next week when you can help them.

In the UK approximately 250 tonnes of Christmas trees that could have been recycled are simply thrown out after Christmas.

Staff and volunteers on site at Ogden are happy to take unwanted trees off your hands, and any trees donated will help with onsite management.

Those with roots will be planted up in various sections of the woodland to add to the diverse range of trees present and those that do not have roots will be used to create a wildlife hedgerow/safety barrier around the reservoir’s side.

The community day is on Tuesday, January 20, where volunteers can help staff to prepare the trees and lay them around the reservoir side.

If anyone would like to join in with these sessions then please get in touch with Calderdale Council’s Area Countryside Officer Chris Sutcliffe on 07769 954956.

Christmas trees can be dropped off outside the classroom, opposite the visitor centre until the end of January.

Trees can also be recycled at any of the local Household Waste Recycling Centres in Calderdale.