Christmas Tree Collections

WHEN: 06 Jan, 2019 , Business collections will be made on 3 and 4 January and household collections on 5 and 6 January

WHERE: Island wide

COST: We ask for a minimum donation of £10

About the event

Let us take the hassle out of recycling your real Christmas tree

Our Christmas Tree Collection is a fun community event, which takes place at the end of the festivities – usually on the first weekend in January on or after Twelfth night.

Disposing of your old tree can be really inconvenient. Cutting it up, taking it to the tip, the mess in the car thanks to all those pine needles, it can drive even a Christmas saint to distraction! Thanks to this tree-mendous initiative, you’ll never have to worry about disposing of your unwanted Christmas tree again. Simply sign up for us to take it away, in return for a donation, for it to be tree-cycled and all the hassle will be gone!

Registration for this year’s Christmas Tree collections is now open.

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 the 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. The Aztec Group provide lead sponsorship and help promote the scheme island-wide.

To see how it went last year, have a look at our video.

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.’

Business collections will take place on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 January 2019

Household collections will take place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January 2019

Please have your tree in an easily accessible place by 09:00 on the first day of collections (Thursday for business collections and Saturday for household).

Volunteering

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 out in any way over the weekend, please let us know, by completing this online application form. Thank you in advance for your support – we couldn’t do it without you!

We ask for a minimum donation of £10 to collect and recycle your Christmas tree. Please give generously, especially if you have more than one tree for collection.

  • £12 pays for a healthy three course meal for a patient
  • £20 pays for one patient to receive a rehabilitation session, enabling them to be more active and independent for longer
  • £85 pays for an initial assessment by one of our community specialist palliative care nurses.

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