Make it a green Christmas this year


Thursday, 14 December, 2017


Christmas tree and decorationsWhen it is time to get rid of your Christmas tree and tinsel-free cards, remember they can be recycled.

That’s the message to green-minded East Dunbartonshire residents who are being encouraged to help the environment during the festive period.

From Friday 5 January 2018 you can dispose of your tree in a skip at these locations:

  • Allander Sports Centre Bearsden
  • William Patrick Library car park in Kirkintilloch
  • Mavis Valley Recycling Centre in Bishopbriggs.


Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, is urging all residents to make recycling their New Year resolution for 2018.

He said, “We all need to recycle as much as we possibly can from our homes and I’d encourage all our residents to start 2018 with a big recycling effort to help us as we work towards achieving the Scottish Government Zero Waste target of 60% recycling by 2020.

“Real Christmas trees are lovely, but it’s important to recycle them when the festivities are all over.

"If you’re not able to take it to one of the recycling points, just call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 4510 and one of our agents will arrange for your Christmas tree or a one-off collection of your garden waste bin to be picked up week beginning 15 January.

“By recycling your Christmas tree you are disposing of it in an environmentally friendly way and it stops them being needlessly sent to landfill.

"Don’t forget to recycle your Christmas cards too – these can be placed in the blue bin with paper and card. I’m hoping we can all make it a green Christmas this year.”


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