50 tonnes of Christmas trees to be recycled by Islington Council

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:39 09 January 2020

A Christmas tree left in a phone box. Picture: Islington Council

A Christmas tree left in a phone box. Picture: Islington Council


Islington Council is hoping to recycle 50 tonnes of Christmas trees this year, including one left in a phone box outside Islington Square.

"Thanks to the efforts of Islington residents and the council's recycling team we have successfully recycled nearly 250 tonnes of Christmas trees over the last five years and this year we aim to beat the 50 tonne target", said environment chief Cllr Rowena Champion.

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The recycling team picked up this Christmas tree which was left in a BT box outside Islington Square.

"Christmas can be one of our busiest times when it comes to recycling, but I would also ask people to continue to think about recycling as much as possible throughout the whole year."

Christmas tree recycling points are open until Tuesday 21 January, when you can drop your Christmas tree off at one of nine locations around the borough.

To see the drop-off points click here.

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