Tree-cycle your festive firs
Garden waste service customers in Basingstoke and Deane can put their real Christmas trees out for collection with their fortnightly garden waste in the New Year.
The service takes its usual two week break from Monday 27 December to Friday 7 January 2022 to enable the crew to support the waste and recycling rounds which are very busy during the festive season. Collections resume in the borough on Monday 10 January and trees left out for collection should have all decorations removed and if over six feet high, should be cut in half.
Alternatively, residents can drop off their real trees at 22 local sites, which will then be transformed into wood chippings for the borough’s parks and ProGrow soil conditioner for local gardens and parks. Trees can be dropped off from Monday 3 to Sunday 30 January 2022 at:
• Basingstoke Town Centre, War Memorial Park (Crossborough Hill car park)
• Basingstoke, B & Q, Winchester Road
• Basingstoke, Homebase, Winchester Road
• Brighton Hill, Gershwin Road, Sports Pavilion
• Burghclere, Harts Lane, Sports club car park
• Eastrop, Eastrop Park (Boat House car park)
• Hatch Warren, Community Centre, Long Cross Lane
• Headley, Darling Buds of May, Newbury Road
• Kingsclere, Fieldgate Centre
• Lasham, Avenue Nurseries Garden Centre, The Avenue
• North Waltham, Basingstoke Garden Centre (previously Wyevale)
• NEW Oakley, St Johns Piece (near play area) NEW
• Oakridge, Upper Sherborne Road playing fields
• Overton, Overton Hill Car Park
• Pamber End, Elm Park Garden Centre, Aldermaston Road
• Popley, Carpenters Down Open Space
• Sherfield on Loddon, Capital Gardens (previously Wyevale)
• Silchester, The Pavilion car park
• South Ham, Russell Howard car park
• Tadley, Hangar Road (parking bays near Wigmore Park)
• Whitchurch, Winchester Road car park
• Winklebury, Winklebury Way playing field
Cabinet Member for Recycling, Waste and Regulatory Services Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Recycling your real Christmas tree is a really easy way to make Christmas more sustainable and for our garden waste customers, the benefits of leaving it out for collection are obvious.
"I’d encourage residents who aren’t garden waste customers, to take their tree to one of the drop off points to enable us to turn them into wood chippings and soil conditioner for our parks."
For further information please contact the council on 01256 844844 or visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/christmas-tree