Christmas tree recycling points available

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CHRISTMAS tree recycling will be offered at various locations around the capital during the weekend of Saturday January 7 and Sunday January 8.

The trees will be collected at specific times over that weekend from eight different locations around Douglas and taken away to be shredded. The chippings will then be used in public parks and gardens and Summerhill Glen.

The collection points, set up by Douglas Council are as follows:

Noble’s Park, Grandstand car park on Saturday January 7, 9am-9.45am and Sunday January 8, 4pm-4.45pm.

Governor’s Hill by the play area on Saturday January 7, 10am-10.45am and on Sunday January 8, 3pm-3.45pm.

Snaefell Road, Willaston, opposite the shops on Saturday January 7, 11am-11.45am and Sunday January 8, 2pm-2.45pm. Farmhill, Stevenson’s Way on Saturday January 8, midday-12.45pm and Sunday January 8, 1pm-1.45pm.

The car park at Anagh Coar on Saturday January 7, 1pm-1.45pm and Sunday January 8, midday-12.45pm.

Pulrose, outside the Douglas council workshop, Saturday January 7, 2pm-2.45pm and Sunday January 8, 11am-11.45am.

Central Promenade, opposite the casino, Saturday January 7, 3pm-3.45pm and Sunday January 8, 10am-10.45am.

Lord Street car park, next to the Albert Hotel, Saturday January 7, 4pm-4.30pm and Sunday January 8, 9am-9.30am.

Natural trees can also be recycled at Douglas tip at the Middle River industrial estate.

In the north of the island Curragh Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, is also accepting real trees for recycling and they can be left on the car park at the bottom end near the recycling bins.

Ramsey Town Commissioners is also offering the service. Trees can be taken to the commissioners’ nurseries at the corner of North Shore Road and Park Road between Wednesday January 4 and Friday January 13; Monday to Thursday, hours are 8am to 4pm, Friday, 8am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to midday.

Details of any schemes offered in other areas can be found by contacting the relevant commissioners’ offices.

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