Innovative Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme

On January 7th and 8th 2012, residents living in Harborne and Edgbaston (B15 and B17 postcodes) in Birmingham can have the real Christmas trees they have finished with picked up for them and taken away to be recycled at Lifford Lane into compost.

We have teamed up with Birmingham City Council, Veolia and Birmingham St Mary’s hospice in Selly Oak to offer this. The great part is that we are saving local residents the time, petrol and hassle of removing their christmas trees themselves whilst we are only asking for a minimum £5 donation to the hospice for the service. So the hospice can be helped in offering their hugely valuable service, you know the tree is being recycled for all our benefit and you don’t have to leave your door.

Preventing hundreds of people all making the same journey with their Christmas trees or simply burning them also helps the environment further. We also anticipate those residents without transport or who struggle to move their 7ft festive tree will also benefit.

At AMES we have been delighted to supply a vehicle and driver free of charge to help this scheme. We believe it will benefit both the local environment and the fantastic work done in Birmingham by the hospice. You can call Jo Field, the hospice community fundraiser on 0121 472 1191 if you are in the B15 or B17 postcode area or you can also email joanne.field@bsmh.org.uk to arrange a tree collection.