RESIDENTS in Solihull can save time, avoid a post-Christmas chore and raise vital funds for charity as part of a ‘Treecycling’ scheme.
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be collecting residents’ real trees from their doorsteps in the B91 and B92 areas before they are recycled into compost and biomass fuel.
The scheme – which takes place on the weekend of January 11 and 12 – is estimated to collect some 3,500 trees and is hoping to raise £70,000 for the Birmingham hospice.
Charlotte Dowling, community and corporate fundraising manager at the hospice, said: “When all the festivities are over, getting rid of your Christmas tree can feel like a big chore.
“Thankfully, our Treecycling volunteers are on hand to collect your used trees from your doorstep – saving you time, effort and hassle.
“It’s much greener than just binning your tree or sending it down the tip, so it’s a great way to kick-start the New Year knowing that you’ve done some good.”
Treecycling is a business-supported initiative, with local firms getting behind the campaign by donating vans, people and resources.
This means that every pound donated to the campaign will go directly to the Hospice, which provides care and support to local people.
For more or to book a slot visit www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/treecycling before January 6.