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11 Dec 2019 Community

Recycle your Real Christmas tree with Kirkwood!

Here’s how you can do your bit for the environment and support Kirkwood at the same time!

We’re all becoming more environmentally conscious these days. For those of us who love the beautiful scent and visual appeal of a real Christmas tree in their living room over the festive period, it can be difficult when we know they’ll end up at the local tip just a few weeks later.

Every year, thousands of real Christmas trees are set alight once the festivities have ended.

If you’re already thinking about a better way of getting rid of your real Christmas tree in the New Year, Kirkwood Hospice has the answer for hundreds of households across Kirklees!

Following the success of Kirkwood’s first ever Christmas Tree Recycling campaign earlier in the year, the charity’s volunteers will be collecting trees in more postcodes than ever before next January!

Thanks to support from local businesses and the team at Oakwell Hall Country Park, your tree will be recycled and put to good use. It could be turned into bark chippings for the parks pathways, dead hedging to create boundaries and support wildlife or put to other uses. So you can sit back, relax and leave the hassle of getting rid of your Christmas tree to Kirkwood this January, safe in the knowledge that you’re doing something good for the environment.


This year, Kirkwood’s team are getting involved too. Not only are they helping to recycle your Christmas trees, they’ve also registered the Hospice’s 10ft tree for collection!

Kirkwood are receiving support from volunteers across Kirklees for this unique campaign. Supporters and local businesses from across the community are all getting involved, with many companies volunteering both time and transport to help with the collections.

Myers Group, Total Food Services, West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers, Kirklees Council and many more are amongst the local companies getting involved.


Event Organiser, Kathryn Box, is delighted to be expanding the campaign throughout Kirklees.

Kathryn said: “The Christmas Tree Recycling campaign is great all round. By registering your tree for collection with Kirkwood, not only will it save you picking out pine needles from your car for months to come, but you will be supporting your local community and helping the environment too.

“The collections also bring our community together and we have volunteers from local companies coming together to help us to collect the trees this year which is fantastic.

“All the trees are given a new lease of life and used in a variety of ways by our friends at Oakwell Hall Country Park. It’s win win!”

You can register your tree for collection online now. Collections will take place between Wednesday 8th and Sunday 12th January 2020.

Kirkwood would welcome a donation for the collection of your tree.

Register your tree today at: www.charityxmastreecollection.com

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