Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable
After the festive season is completely celabreated, don’t throw your real Christmas Tree in the bin or leave it on the street. You can usually recycle locally. We know all local areas are different, but after reading this blog post you should able find a tree recylcing centre close to you in Dublin!
Before you do click the links below have a look at some facts and tips on what can be done with your trees after the Christmas holiday.
- Real Christmas trees are often chipped into mulch at local recycling centre, the mulch can be reused in bedding or wooded areas.
- Remember it takes time and effort to grow a tree, to harvest a tree and to get it to market (Tree up to 6 to 7 feet can take 4 to 15 years, with the average being 7 so pelase do recycle).
- Recycled real Christmas trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and been placed in ponds for fish shelter.
- Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife.
- Christmas trees can remove dust and pollen from the air.
- Christmas trees have been used to rebuild housing structures for natural wildlife that has been destroyed through development.
- Artificial trees will last on average for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill.
- An acre of Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
- You should not burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace; it can contribute to creosote buildup.
List of Tree Recylcing Centres
All the County Council areas in Dublin make arrangements for Christmas Tree recycling services starting early January 2017 and running right up to the middle of January 2017 .
This service is free and is for domestic household trees only. Usually one tree per household / vehicle will be accepted. Signage will be placed at the various locations indicating that it is an official recycling point. For a list of locations near you please see below
Christmas Tree Recycling Centres Dublin
- South Dublin City Council has made tree recycling arrangements this year at 21 locations in South Dublin. Click here for more details
- Dublin City Council has made similar tree recycling arrangements over the years at 11 locations in Dublin City
- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will have Christmas Tree recycling available to residents at the locations listed here
- Fingal County Council will offer a Christmas Tree recycling service at the locations listed here
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is an award winning not for profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop off service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2016 Recycle IT offered drop off and collection services to 100,000 homes and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves and TV’s.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
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Merry Christmas from all the Recycle IT team