An old Christmas tree with no needles

Local charity Treetops Hospice Care is offering to collect people’s Christmas trees in return for a donation towards its services in the community.

The Christmas Treecycling scheme will run from Monday 6 to Friday 10 January 2020. For a recommended donation of £10 or more, Treetops volunteers will collect trees from front gates or driveways and take them away. Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Residents in the following postcode areas can register their collection online. Registration closes at noon on Thursday 2 January.
NG9 ___ DE1 1__ DE22 ___ DE7 ___
NG10 ___ DE1 2__ DE23 3__ DE72 2__
NG16 1__ DE1 3__ DE56 0__ DE72 3__
NG16 2__ DE3 9__ DE56 1__ DE73 5__
NG16 3__ DE21 ___ DE56 4__ DE75 7__

Even more postcode collection areas

Last year, the charity helped to recycle over 10 tonnes of Christmas trees. This year they want to double this. Corporate partnership fundraiser, Laura McWha, explained more: “We were amazed to hear that last year we recycled 10.9 tonnes of trees from our Treecycling scheme and raised £6,000 for the hospice. “This year we are hoping to double this so we have opened up even more postcode collection areas and have even more volunteers on hand ready to go. “We are keen to make sure anyone with a real Christmas tree who lives in the postcode areas we are visiting, registers for their collection as soon as possible to ensure we can collect their tree this January.” Volunteers from Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Santander, Dains and Virgin Media are collecting trees in vans on loan from Sandicliffe. WARD Recycling will be assisting with skips. Maple Tree Care have also joined the scheme this year as an extra set of wheels during the week and they will be chipping trees as they go. Treetops services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.