This year was another bumper year for Christmas Tree collections with over 2,000 trees collected in the first week of January. A handful of trees couldn’t be picked up, so will be collected on Wednesday (10th) and Thursday (11th). If your tree was missed, and hasn’t been collected by the end of Thursday, please call the Income Generation team on 510349.
We always rely on an army of volunteers who give up their time and vehicles free of charge to collect trees. If you helped out in any way over the weekend, a huge thank you for your support – we couldn’t do it without you!
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.’
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