In exchange for a suggested donation of £10, hospice volunteers will collect and recycle your tree from your home or business on Friday 8 or Saturday 9 January. This year’s scheme covers 15 postcode areas which are: B23, B24, B26, B33, B34, B35, B36, B42, B43, B44, B46, B72, B73, B76 and WS5.
Funds raised from the Christmas tree recycling scheme will help John Taylor Hospice provide specialist end of life care for people living with a terminal illness and their families – both at the hospice in Birmingham and in people’s own homes across the West Midlands.
Hospice Community and Events Fundraising Charlie Pette said: “Our recycling scheme makes disposing of your real tree very simple – just book your collection on our website, pop a tag on your tree and leave it outside before Friday 8 January. Our fantastic teams of volunteers will pick it up and recycle it for you, saving you time and hassle.
“This environmentally-friendly scheme will see hundreds of trees recycled and their chippings used at local schools and in gardens. Some will also be used for mulch and biomass fuel. Every tree we recycle and every donation we receive will help us provide much-needed care for local people and their families so we’re very grateful to everyone who gets behind our campaign.”