Recycle your real Christmas tree and get a free bag of wood chippings


We’re collecting your old real Christmas trees at a range of locations across Plymouth.

Residents in Plymouth will once again be able to recycle their real Christmas trees and get a free bag of wood chippings.

Following the success of last year’s trial scheme, wood-chipping machines will be on a mini tour of Plymouth to dispose of Christmas trees responsibly.

You will be able to get a free bag of wood chippings for your garden made from your old tree.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and the Environment, said: “Teams from the Council will take the machines to locations across the city from Monday 8 January 2018 to make it easier for residents to get rid of their real trees once the festive fortnight is over.

“And for the keen gardeners, there is also a chance to grab a bag of free wood chippings in return. Any unused chippings will then be used in shrub-beds across the city and offered to local volunteer gardening groups and allotment owners.”

Wood chipping machines will be at a number of car parks across the city. The locations, dates and times are as below:

 

LOCATION DATES TIMES
Plympton St Mary car park (off Market Road) Monday 8 January 2018

Monday 15 January 2018

8.30am – 12.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Plymstock Broadway car park Monday 8 January 2018

Monday 15 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Honicknowle – Ringmore Way car park (next to Honiton Close)

 

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Tuesday 16 January 2018

8.30am – 12.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Milehouse – the Council’s Outland Road depot Tuesday 9 January 2018

Tuesday 16 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Crownhill Village car park Wednesday 10 January 2018 8.30pm – 12.30pm
Green space at top of Normandy Way (please note this is different to the original location of Tamar Bridge car park). Wednesday 10 January 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Brickfields car park Thursday 11 January 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

8.30am – 12.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Church Street car park, Stoke Thursday 11 January 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Civic Centre (rear) car park Friday 19 January 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Trefusis Park car park (Lipson) Friday 12 January 2018

Monday 22 January 2018

1.30pm – 3.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Southway Shops car park Friday 12 January 2018

Monday 22 January 2018

8.30am – 12.30pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Fort Austin car park (off Military Road) Wednesday 17 January 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018

8.30am – 12.30pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm

More information is at www.plymouth.gov.uk/christmasbins