Christmas Tree Recycling in Stoke-on-Trent

Here at Brown Recycling, our local community means a lot to us, so with Christmas approaching, we felt it important to find a way to do our bit. And thankfully, we have. This January, we’re teaming up with Dougie Mac Hospice to carry out a Christmas tree collection and recycling service for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.

Dougie Mac Christmas Tree Collection

Who are Dougie Mac?

Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Dougie Mac provides a variety of hospice services free of charge to over 3,500 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year. On top of this, they also offer supportive care, such as counselling, to the families and carers of patients.

It’s the dedicated staff and volunteers at Dougie Mac that make the difference. They always go the extra mile to create a warm and peaceful environment for each patient, and they’re always looking to meet the changing requirements of their industry.

It’s fair to say Dougie Mac are local heroes, which is why we jumped at the opportunity to team up with them for this Christmas tree recycling project.

Why Christmas tree recycling?

If your family has always gone the extra mile and got a real Christmas tree, you will know just how much of a pain disposing of them can be. What’s more, not all councils offer a Christmas tree recycling service, and it’s not always possible for everyone to make a trip to the tip and back.

So that’s why we’ve teamed up with Dougie Mac to offer a Christmas tree collection service to make things easier for our local community. All you have to do is leave it somewhere visible, and a Dougie Mac volunteer will carefully collect it for you. All that we ask is that you make a suggested £10 donation to the hospice to support their palliative care services. 

Here are few FAQs to get you better acquainted with the project:

  • What happens to my tree? It will be collected by a DMH volunteer team in a van. All you have to do is leave your tree in a visible position (i.e, on your driveway) and it will be safely collected by a member of our team.
  • Where does my tree go? Following on from the safe collection of your tree, the next stage of the recycling journey for your tree is the materials recovery facility (MRF). This is where all of the collected trees are unloaded and stored in bulk, ready to be sent for further processing.
  • How are they recycled? The trees will be bulk delivered into a green waste processing facility, where they will be shredded/chipped, ready to be turned into compost. Compost is a product that is a good fertilizer for plants, so you can be secure in the knowledge that your old Christmas tree is being put to good use!
  • When is it happening? The collection service will be taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th January 2021.
  • Where will it be happening? The collection service will be limited to the following postcodes: ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST11, ST12.

If you want to learn a bit more about the campaign, take a look at this local news story, or click here if you would like to register for your tree to be collected. Brown Recycling is a leading waste management company based in Stoke-on-Trent. From scrap metal recycling to trade waste collections and skip hire, we offer a variety of different services to both domestic and commercial customers, so if you think you need our help, all you have to do is get in touch.


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