December 21, 2012 2.55 pm This story is over 137 months old

How and when to recycle your Christmas tree in Lincoln

More recycling: City Council will collect real Christmas trees in January, either from the kerbside or the green bin.

Real Christmas tree kerbside collections in Lincoln will run on the weeks starting January 7 and January 14.

People can either chop their left over tree up and put it in the green bin, or leave it at the kerbside next to their black bin on their regular black bin collection day.

The City of Lincoln Council says trees must be left out by 7am on the normal collection day. Collections will commence at 7am and will not necessarily take place at the same time as black bins.

Also see: Lincoln bin collections dates over Christmas

Bin collections will run on their scheduled days, apart from those due on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Collections due on Tuesday, December 25, will instead be picked up on Saturday, December 22, and those due on Boxing Day have been rearranged to take place on Saturday, December 29.

Caroline Pritchard, Community Services Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “We would like to encourage people to recycle as much as they can over the Christmas period, whether cards, cardboard boxes, empty glass or plastic bottles and Christmas trees.

“We are starting the tree collections just as people are taking their decorations down so residents will be able to get rid of them quickly.”

The City of Lincoln Council, along with contractors Cory Environmental, are also reminding people about the change of service in bin collections over the Christmas period.

If people have extra recycling waste to be collected over Christmas they are asked to leave them in a clear bag to the side of their recycling bin.