Free Christmas tree recycling for a greener new year

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As the festivities end and the New Year begins, City of Sydney residents can do the right thing and have their old Christmas trees collected for free and recycled.

The City’s no-fee service collects trees from doorsteps and transforms them into mulch offering a boost for the environment.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said recycling Christmas trees reduces landfill and solves the after Christmas dilemma of how to dispose of your tree.

“The Christmas tree has a special place in many homes this time of year,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Instead of sending trees to landfill when their 12 days are up, residents can book a free collection to recycle them into useful garden mulch.”

City of Sydney residents can book their trees for a pick up on Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 January.

The service is for real trees only – not plastic or artificial ones.

City of Sydney residents can book by calling 02 9265 9333 by 2pm the day before. They can also book at online.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/BookAPickUp – must specify the item is a Christmas tree.

Last year 572 Christmas trees were recycled by the City.

For more information, visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/green-waste/christmas-tree-recycling

For more about the City’s recycling services, visit zerowaste.org.au

For media inquiries or images, contact Remy Varga, phone 0408 414 376 or email mediateam@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Matt Levinson on 0499 319 385 or email mlevinson@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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