More than 1,300 Christmas trees recycled in Surrey Heath

Date: 

Thursday, 28 January, 2021
 
Image of Steve from the Surrey Heath Greenspace team holding a sign with 1330 on it, showing how many trees were collectedSurrey Heath Borough Council’s popular Christmas tree recycling scheme collected more than 1,300 real Christmas trees this year. 
 
SHBC Greenspace team leader Steve Harris is the face of the environmentally-friendly scheme, which encourages local people to recycle their trees and #MakeSteveSmile.   
 
The scheme, which offered 15 drop off sites across the Borough from 4-17 January, collected 1,330 trees from residents.  
 
These trees will be turned into wood chippings and used to replenish the paths in the Borough’s green spaces.  Graphic of Steve’s tree-ometer, with the total amount of 1330 trees collected
 
This year we will also be contributing some of the wood chippings to help support projects at local schools being undertaken by the Surrey Heath Tree Wardens. 
 
Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Places and Strategy Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans said: “Now in its fifth year, our free Christmas tree recycling scheme is well-established and continues to be very popular. 
 
“With so many of us appreciating the importance of the great outdoors even more at the moment due to the national lockdown, it’s fantastic to be able to offer this truly green initiative which has multiple benefits - 
for residents, our parks and the environment in general.”  
 
There are plans to run the scheme again in January 2022.