Christmas trees have arrived in shops and garden centres, a clear sign that Christmas isn’t far away!
If you are thinking of buying a real tree this year, please remember to register it for our popular Christmas Tree Collection scheme, when registration opens soon.
Taking part in the scheme can make life a lot easier when it comes to deciding what to do with that large, heavy pine tree after the big day. It’s also environmentally friendly as all of the trees collected will be shredded and composted to make a soil improver that goes back onto local land and gardens.
The scheme is run solely by an army of generous volunteers who give up their time to drive collection vans island-wide, man phone lines, and organise registrations. Further help is provided by local garden centres, local media, Jersey Post, Department for Infrastructure, Webreality and La Collette Green Waste, as well as an abundance of kind donations from various food outlets. Additionally, the Aztec Group provide lead sponsorship and help promote the scheme island-wide.
The initiative is so successful thanks to its passionate founder, Trevor Parker, and the volunteers who help out year after year. Trevor commented,
‘The project has grown from collecting a few hundred trees to over 2,000 trees and from using two or three vans to now over 30. I am so proud that it’s become so successful, but I’m well aware that this is due to the commitment and enthusiasm that the volunteers show every year.’
We always rely on an army of volunteers who give up their time and vehicles free of charge to collect trees. If you would like to help us with the business collection on 3 or 4 January or the residential collections on 6 or 7 January, please register your interest here.
Business collections will take place on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 January 2018
Household collections will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January 2018