Christmas Tree Recycling 2020


No Christmas Tree Recycling Service for Christmas 2020 at the Recreation Ground, Stoke Raod.

Each year Martock Parish Council take part in the Christmas Tree Recycling service provided by SSDC and it is usually located in the car park at the Recreation Ground, Stoke Road.

UnfortunatelySSDC are unable to offer the service this year as their workload won’t allow for the loss of the staff or wood chippers following the loss of production during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

 Alternatively, they have liaised with Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) to provide the following advice:

Where possible, SWP and SSDC would like to encourage you to consider replanting trees, home composting or adding them to a corner of the garden as a wild habitat. Where that’s not possible, anyone subscribing to the SWP Garden Waste Service can leave their tree out next to their garden waste bin for collection. The usual restrictions apply – branches should be less than 15cm or less in width. Anyone not subscribing to the service can take trees to any of the county’s 16 recycling sites https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres/ for the garden waste skips. Composted trees – part of the 50% of your recycling that stays in Somerset and 90% that stays in the UK – become Revive soil conditioner sold at recycling sites. Other collection points may be available at the time, and together, SSDC and SWP will endeavour to publicise these where possible.

SSDC apologise for any disappointment this may cause and hopethat they will be able to have the service back up and running next year, and thank you for your understanding.