I’m chipping in

WHILE recycling my Christmas tree at the car park in Alnwick this morning, I was chatting to the council employees.

One of them stated that two or three years ago about 200 trees were recycled in Alnwick and turned into chippings. This year there were barely three dozen.

He said they had to go to Powburn later for the scheduled three hours, probably for only a few trees.

It struck me that there was something amiss here. Surely not all of this shortfall can be down to artificial trees?

Maybe when the trees are sold in shops or garden centres, customers should be given accurate information about recycling dates, times and venues.

I did come away with two free bags of chippings for my garden.

As a committed recycler I feel some joined-up thinking is needed here.

Sheelagh Ainsworth,