More than 200 sign up for Christmas tree recycling

Picture: Bill Dale

Picture: Bill Dale

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More than 200 households have signed up to Hospice’s Christmas tree recycling scheme.

The charity is recycling them as compost through Ballaneven Compost in Peel.

It is hoped that the final amount raised will amount to over £2,000.

The Hospice’s team are picking up Christmas trees all this week for a minimum donation of £5 per tree.

The service is being offered to people living in the post codes of IM1, IM2, IM3, IM4 and IM8.

The children’s hospice, Rebecca House, along with another local charity, Oskar’s Dreams, will benefit from this scheme too.

To get your Christmas tree picked up, you need to is register with

Once registered you will be given full collection details.

The collections will be mainly during office hours and continue till Friday.

Pictured is celebrity chef and television presenter Kevin Woodford and his grandson, Harvey Dale, aged 20 months.

Kevin was one of the first people to register and is seen here with the team from Hospice.

Athol Garages has provided the van.

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Marks and Spencer in Douglas will be collecting Christmas Cards for recycling throughout January.

Woodland Trust Christmas card collection boxes will be in the shop until January 31.

Money generated through the card recycling scheme will fund the planting of new trees throughout the UK.

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