Continuing the discussion from
Christmas Tree Recycling Points 2019 / 2020:
Lewisham have the usual list is recycling points and advice here:
Real Christmas trees
You can recycle your real Christmas tree from 2 January to 28 February 2021.
Bring your tree to one of these collection points:
Hilly Fields, entrance in Hilly Fields Crescent
Blythe Hill, entrance on Codrington Hill Deptford Park, entrance in Scawen Road
Telegraph Hill, Pepys Road/Kitto Road entrance
Talbot Place, Blackheath
Mountsfield Park, entrance at top of George Lane
Sydenham Wells Park, entrance in Wells Park Road Forster Memorial Park, top entrance on Whitefoot Lane
Northbrook Park, Baring Road entrance
Mayow Park, entrance in Mayow Road Chinbrook Meadows, Amblecote Road
Manor House Gardens, Old Road entrance (you can’t recycle your tree at Manor Park).
If you have a
garden waste bin, you can use it to recycle your real Christmas tree. Just cut it into pieces no bigger than 10cm thick and 50cm long.
You should remove all decorations, pots or stands before recycling your tree. You can’t put artificial trees in your garden waste bin.
This year they have also included some more general info about recycling other Christmas materials such as Christmas cards (yes, but no glitter or bows), cardboard, batteries and food waste. Wrapping paper has some specific guidance for the ‘scrunch test’:
Wrapping paper causes problems at our recycling plant because of its make-up and the amount of sticky tape used. So it will need to go in your refuse bin.
But if you have any leftover wrapping paper that hasn’t got sticky tape on, then do the scrunch test - scrunch up the paper and if it doesn’t spring back, it is recyclable.
SE23.life’s own Christmas hats will soon be packed away neatly ready for reuse in subsequent years.