Council supports Lindsey Lodge’s Treecycling scheme

Bins, Waste and Recycling
16:08, Thursday, 14th January 2021

Old Christmas trees are helping Lindsey Lodge Hospice raise much needed cash, with help from North Lincolnshire Council.

The Hospice’s popular Treecycling scheme is back for a third year, with volunteers collecting real Christmas trees in return for a small donation.

Residents who registered their trees with the charity have had them collected from their premises and recycled.

A team from North Lincolnshire Council’s Highways and Neighbourhood Services team have been out collecting the trees, before chipping them and using the chippings on local public gardens.

Volunteers have also stepped up from STJ Projects Ltd and Shift Traffic Events who will collect trees and take them to Down to Earth Recycling in Cleatham, where they will be processed free of charge.

This is the third year the Treecyling scheme has been running, and the most successful yet.

More than 350 trees were registered and more than £4,000 raised to continue the valuable care of patients in North Lincolnshire.

Mayor of North Lincolnshire Cllr John Evison is a strong supporter of the project.

He said: “Not only is this scheme helping raise vital funds for Lindsey Lodge it is helping the environment too.

“I want to thank all the volunteers who are giving up their time for this important cause.”