Shred your tree free at West Norfolk Council events

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Residents are being encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees at two free events next weekend.

The sessions are at the Hunstanton Recreation Ground car park next Saturday, January 10, between 10am and noon, and the Gaywood Plant Nursery on Gayton Road, Gaywood, between 1 and 3pm.

Trees will be shredded into chippings, which can suppress weeds or improve soil.

Brian Long, West Norfolk Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This is a convenient and sustainable way to dispose of your real Christmas tree once the festivities are over.

“People can either take their chippings away, provided they bring something to carry them in, or leave them for the council to use in public parks and gardens.”

Meanwhile, residents in Downham can leave trees at the town council offices in Paradise Road from today until January 11 for disposal.

One tree per household is permitted and decorations should be removed.