Starting the year on a green footing, Hunstanton residents took their Christmas trees to Hunstanton Recreation Ground on Saturday where head gardener for the borough council Mick Shaw and Steve Perry turned the trees into usable chippings.
According to the Local Government Association, it costs the taxpayer £100 for every 40 Christmas trees that are sent to landfill so recycling real trees by shredding and using the woodchips in the council-maintained gardens is a real reminder of how easy and important it is that people recycle as much as possible.
Delivering what had arguably been the best decorated outdoor tree in
Hunstanton, florist Nick Godfrey-Cole said: “I bring my tree for recycling every year. It’s important that we all do our bit to help reduce landfill.”
In the picture Steve feeds Nick Godfrey Cole’s tree into the shredder while Mick Shaw prepares the next tree.