London’s Deputy Mayor has called on households in the capital to take advantage of schemes being operated across the capital and recycle their Christmas Trees. Richard Barnes, London’s second most senior politician, was in Trafalgar Square this morning to help recycle London’s most iconic Christmas Tree and was joined by young people from the theatre company, Chickenshed.
All 33 London boroughs are now offering Christmas tree recycling services with many offering a home collection service. Around half of the capital’s councils are opening special drop off points to collect Christmas trees.
Mr Barnes said said he was “delighted to be joined by members of Chickenshed to remind Londoners of all the services that the boroughs provide for the recycling of our Christmas trees.”
“We can all make our new year’s resolution for 2009 to be as green as possible by making sure we recycle all of our festive rubbish”
Mary Ward, Artistic Director, Chickenshed said the organisation “is committed to recycling its waste, reducing its environmental footprint and coming up with innovative ways to encourage all staff and membership to think about greener ways to live.”
For details of recycling services available in your borough visit www.recycleforlondon.com