Tree-cycling cashes in on Christmas

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HUCKNALL residents have been praised for helping to make a ‘Tree-cycling’ campaign a big success.

Notts County Council urged locals to recycle their Christmas trees at any of its 14 household waste and recycling centres, including the one on Wigwam Lane in Hucknall.

In return for every 50 tonnes of old Christmas trees and other green waste received at the centres, the county council’s waste-management contractor, Veolia Environmental Services, pledged to donate £100 to the Royal British Legion, which is the chosen charity of council chairman Coun Keith Walker (Con).

Veolia’s regional communications manager, Kevin Parker, said: “Notts residents brought a massive 684 tonnes of green waste to the recycling centres. This is a fantastic achievement and is our best result since we started Tree-cycling four years ago.

“It means that £1,368 has been raised for the Legion, which we are rounding up to £1,400 to help support ex-service men and women.”

n OUR PHOTO shows (from left) Lynne White, of Veolia, Coun Walker and his Lady, Janet Baker, with the cheque.