People were urged to recycle their Christmas trees at one of the recycling sites across Brighton and Hove.
Brighton and Hove City Council said that people could leave real trees at the sites from today (Monday 28 December).
The council said: “Every tree we collect will be turned into soil improver or compost and prevents more waste going to landfill.
“The Christmas tree recycling sites will be open from Monday 28 December 2015 to Friday 15 January 2016.
“You can also take trees to the green waste recycling section at one of our recycling centres throughout the year.
“We send them to a composting facility to be composted along with all of the other garden waste from the recycling centres.
“This goes through a composting process and turned into a soil conditioner which is then bagged and sold.
“Members of the public can buy this soil conditioner called ‘Pro Grow’ from any of the recycling centres and put on their gardens to improve the condition of their soil.”
The Brighton recycling sites are in
- Upper Bevendean Avenue – opposite shops, by the recycling point
- Coldean Lane – opposite Park Road, near junction with A270
- Dyke Road Avenue – Hazeldene Meads
- East Brighton Park, Wilson Avenue – in car park
- Hollingbury Park, Ditchling Road – north entrance, opposite golf course entrance
- Ladies Mile Road – junction with Mackie Avenue, behind clock tower
- The Level, Union Road – behind the recycling point
- Mackie Avenue/Plainfields Avenue – playing field, opposite shops
- Montpelier Crescent – opposite shops
- Preston Park, Preston Drove – north entrance, next to recycling site
- Queen’s Park – Park Hill
- Saltdean Lido, Saltdean Park Road – in car park, to left hand side of the recycling point
- Upper Bedford Street by Hampshire Court, corner of Upper St James Street
- Central Park, Lockwood Crescent, Woodingdean – in the corner, opposite the recycling point
- Happy Valley car park, Falmer Road, Woodingdean – left-hand side of entrance barrier, opposite Crescent Drive South
The Hove recycling sites are in
- Brunswick Square – inside gardens at Western Road entrance
- Hangleton Park – on left hand side from Lark Hill/Park Rise entrance
- Hove Museum – rear gardens, in north west corner
- Hove Park – end of Orchard Road
- St Ann’s Well Gardens – beside Nizells Avenue
- Wish Park Recreation Ground, Wish Road – north east corner, by the playground
The Portslade recycling sites are in
- Easthill Park – Millcross Road entrance
- Victoria Recreation Ground, Victoria Road – west side of the car park
The council added: “These sites are for real Christmas trees only. You can recycle your other green waste by home composting or taking it to one of our recycling centres for composting.
“Any fake trees or other waste items can also be taken to the recycling centres for recycling or safe disposal.”