Friday, 17 January 2014

Xmas trees lined up for recycling

What happens to our Xmas trees now the festivities are passed? Glasgow City Council has asked that real trees are cut into manageable pieces and put in brown bins for recycling. These trees are accepted at the civic amenity sites at Queenslie, Polmadie, Shieldhall and Dawsholm or from other locations from 3 January until 19 January: 

  • Pollok Park, Burrell Car Park
  • Alexandra Park, off Alexandra Parade, car park next to the golf course
  • Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, grass area opposite adjacent to bandstand (as per signage)

Real trees left in a back lane for uplift.

A large number of real trees are not taken to recycling points or put in brown bins. They are dumped in back lanes or on pavements by residents. There is a demand and expectation for the trees to be removed by the bulk uplift service. Due to the volume of real trees in the West End, I have suggested that additional locations are designated and advertised for uplift of real trees ie at all public parks.

Useful link:

Glasgow City Council Recycling Services for Christmas Tree and Cards -

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