A tree-mendous start to the year

REAL Christmas trees can be recycled into good quality compost, soil conditioner or chippings for the garden so don’t let yours go to waste this year.

Northumberland County Council has published a list of sites across the county where you can take your tree after you take down the tinsel and decorations.

All household waste recovery centres across Northumberland will take trees and a number of collection points have been arranged within local communities in order to maximise the number of trees that can be recycled.

Ensure that there is no string or metal attached to your tree and drop it off during the dates below.

You can take your tree to one of the following sites in the Alnwick area at any time between Monday, January 2, and the advertised chipping day.

If you would like a free bag of chippings you can call at the site during chipping time.

Alnwick: Greenwell Lane car park, Monday, January 9, 9am–11.30am.

Amble: Coquet Street car park ,Tuesday, January 10, 9am–10.30am.

Warkworth: Beach Road car park, Tuesday, January 10, 11am–12.30pm.

Longframlington: Football field, Wednesday, January 11, 9am–10.30am.

Felton: Lay–by at north end of the village, Wednesday, January 11, 11am–12.30pm

Rothbury: Cow Heugh car park, Thursday, January 12, 9am–noon.

Powburn: Hedgeley Services, Friday, January 13, 9am–10.30am.

Embleton: Recycling site, Friday, January 13, 11.30am–1pm.

In the Berwick area, drop off trees at the following sites between Wednesday, January 4, and Friday, January 13.

Bamburgh: Recycling centre; Beadnell: Car park; Ellingham: recycling centre; Holy Island: Green Lane car park; Lowick: Recycling centre; Seahouses: Car park.