Harborough residents urged to recycle Christmas trees for charity

Harborough residents urged to recycle Christmas trees for charity

Trees being collected by the team at LOROS.

It’s a common problem – what to do with the Christmas tree once the festivities are over? This year, people living in Market Harborough and Great Bowden can support a local charity by recycling their Christmas tree.

In return for a minimum £5 donation, the LOROS hospice charity will collect any unwanted trees over the weekend of the 9th and 10th January 2016. They will then be taken to Welland Waste Management where they will be turned into wood chippings and used as mulch on the firm’s farm.

David Nicklin, Fundraising Co-ordinator at LOROS, said: “When Christmas has come and gone, the last thing people want to worry about is disposing of their tree. This year LOROS can do it for you in an environmentally friendly way. We are focusing the campaign on the Market Harborough area but if it is successful, we will look at expanding collection boundaries in the future.”

Local environmental group Sustainable Harborough is fully behind the initiative and is urging all residents and business in the town to take advantage of the scheme.

“We have found that despite all the indulgence of the Christmas period, people still want to play a part in reducing their carbon footprint,” comments Gavin Fletcher, Project Manager at Sustainable Harborough. “The LOROS scheme is fantastic because all proceeds go towards a great cause. At the same time, residents know that their Christmas trees have been disposed in an environmentally friendly way.”

The collection vans that will be used by LOROS to transport the trees have been donated by Practical Van and Car Rental.

To book a collection and make a donation email davenicklin@loros.co.uk or call 0116 231 8432.

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