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Govt urges public to recycle Christmas trees

The Department of the Environment has introduced a Christmas tree recycling programme for the disposal of real Christmas trees.

Members of the public are encouraged to recycle any real Christmas trees by removing all decorations and depositing the trees in the Civic Amenities Facility located in Europa Advance Road (old incinerator site).

The facility is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm on Monday-Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.

“The species generally used for Christmas trees, even if rooted, will not survive in Gibraltar’s climate,” the government said in a statement.

“Recycling trees, or turning them into mulch, is a way to give back to the environment after the festive period by minimising the amount of waste going to landfill.
Mulching trees can also be used to help protect soils in Gibraltar's green areas such as parks and gardens.”

The trees will later be shredded and converted to mulch which will be put to use around Gibraltar.

For further information on the Christmas tree recycling initiative or any other recycling queries, contact the Department of the Environment on Tel: 20044103 or email: info.environment@gibraltar.gov.gi