Kirklees residents are being urged to support two local hospices and going greener by getting involved with a “treecycling” campaign this year

Staff member holding two trees

Our street cleansing teams will be volunteering their time in support of The Kirkwood Hospice and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice by helping them to collect and recycle Christmas trees from local residents.

A real Christmas tree is something special in the house but disposing of it afterwards can be a bit of a pain. We have teamed up with the two hospices to offer residents a collection service in exchange for a small donation to the charities.

When will collections be taking place?

From 8th to the 16th of January, collections will be made on behalf of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Collections on these dates will cover the following postcodes: WF4, WF12, WF13, WF14, WF15, WF16, WF17, HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD5, HD6, HD7, HD8, HD9, HX1, HX2, HX3, HX4, HX5, HX6, HX7, BD4, BD11, BD12, BD13, BD19, OL13, OL14 and LS28

To book a collection for one of these postcodes, please go to the Hospice’s website- https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/christmas-tree-collections

Between the 13th to 16th January the teams will be collecting trees to support Kirkwood Hospice. Collections on these dates will cover the following postcodes:  HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD5, HD7 4, HD7 5, HD8, HD9 (excluding HD9 2), BD19, WF13, WF14, WF15, WF16 and WF17

To book a collection for once of these postcodes, please got the Hospice’s website here www.charityxmastreecollection.com

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“This is the fourth year that we have volunteered with our charity partners to help in the treecycling of Christmas trees.  Last year we helped collect over 2,500 Christmas trees that went on to be turned into wood chippings to be used as top dressings on soil in local parks, sports fields and farms, while some got turned into biomass for green heating. We are hoping to collect and recycle even more this time. As a result, less trees will be inappropriately disposed of, valuable nutrients will be put back into the earth and substantial funds will be raised for two very important local Hospices. Last Christmas the campaign raised over £33,0000 and, fingers crossed, we can smash that figure and give the hospices a tree-mendous late Christmas present.”