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Thread: Xmas tree disposal

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    Default Xmas tree disposal

    Does anyone know if the council still collect used Christmas trees

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    According to their website it doesn't look like it - it says to take your real trees to the nearest recycling centre for disposal in the Garden Waste skip...



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    ours was picked up when they picked up the rubbish bin

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    waste of perfectly good trees. why did nt you all just leave them in the ground in the first instance,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    waste of perfectly good trees. why did nt you all just leave them in the ground in the first instance,
    here here! ours lives in a tub and just moves in for a while then back oot to the cold, poor thing but atleast it still alive!!

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    Same with mine 2 real ones with roots :0))

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    I think when the powers that be are ripping up whole forests for no good reason I can see, the fate of the odd little seedling isn't very significant.

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    Chop them up for kindling. Leave to season outside for a few months first as required. When you come to light the fire with it, it will also maybe make you think twice about having a tree with lights strung about on it next year - Go up like a molotov cocktail so they do! The bits are great for getting the fire going though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    Chop them up for kindling. Leave to season outside for a few months first as required. When you come to light the fire with it, it will also maybe make you think twice about having a tree with lights strung about on it next year - Go up like a molotov cocktail so they do! The bits are great for getting the fire going though!
    molotov cocktail...Does that mean you get a little umbrella a slice of orange and some fruity bits :0))

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    Oh does anyone know if they will be taking the Xmas tree with the Brown Bins next week in Wick?

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    Highland Council do apparently....

    http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvir.../christmas.htm

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    Brown bins are cancelled until March but the lorry is going around collecting any christmas trees that are left out, so just leave the tree beside your bin and they'll collect if for recycling.

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