Fylde Council will be collaborating with Trinity Hospice once again this festive season to provide doorstep collections of real Christmas trees.
Residents can now visit the Trinity Hospice website to book a collection for January 12th, 13th or 14th 2024 in exchange for a charitable donation.
Last year volunteers collected a total of 798 trees from Fylde households, raising £16,895 in donations for Trinity Hospice. These trees were then planted on St Annes Beach between Jan 30th to February 1st as part of an ongoing sand dunes restoration project. The trees help to reduce the erosion of the dunes which provide a unique habitat for plants and animals, and act as an effective soft sea defence for the community.
Cllr Michelle Morris, Fylde Council’s Lead Member for Customer & Operational Services, said: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Trinity Hospice once more to deliver this service to Fylde residents.
“Not only do the collected trees go to help strengthen the singular ecosystem of the sand dunes, but everyone who donates will be supporting a beloved local charity to whom many of us owe a great debt of thanks for their kindness and care.”
“If you would like to book a collection, or if you are able to volunteer and help with the collections, visit the Trinity Hospice website to find out more.”
Residents can also take real Christmas trees to the local drop-off points between 3rd and 14th January at either North Beach Car Park in St Annes or William Segar Hodgson Park in Kirkham.
Lytham Household Waste Recycling Centre will also be able to accept trees, and residents should check the Lancashire County Council website for their opening hours.
Alternatively, subscribers to the Garden Waste Collection service can chop up their real tree and place it in their green bin, ensuring the lid is fully closed.
For more information about waste and recycling arrangements, visit the Fylde Council website.
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