Recycle real Christmas trees scheme launched in Brent

Launch of the Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme at Newman Catholic College (Picture: Michelemartinoli

Launch of the Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme at Newman Catholic College (Picture: Michelemartinoli.com) - Credit: Archant

A scheme has been rolled out in Brent to recycle real Christmas trees bought this year to avoid them being dumped on streets.

The Kensal Green Safer Neighbourhood Panel (KGSNP) launched the project in conjunction with Brent Council and Veolia at a packed meeting at Newman Catholic College in Harlesden Road, Harlesden, last month.

Ian Britton, chairman of KGSNP said: “This is an important service because the trees get recycled, but also importantly they don’t finish up dumped on the streets or in landfill as many people cut them up and put them in their general rubbish, as they cannot get to the dump themselves.”

He added: “If residents in other areas of Brent get involved and connect with the tree selling outlets in their local area we would be able to really make an impact and ensure that as many trees as possible are recycled rather than just dumped on the street.”

If residents are signed up to Brent Council’s garden waste service, they can cut their tree into pieces and place those in their green bin.

They can also take it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre, in Abbey Road, Park Royal, which will be closed on January 1.

For more email on the recycling campaign email: kgsnt@yahoo.co.uk

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Twenty-two Christmas tree drop off points will be available in from January 1.

These are:

Queensbury: Roe Green Park (Entrance off Kingsbury High Road)

Kenton: Woodcock Park (Entrance off Shaftesbury Avenue)

Fryent: Silver Jubilee Park (Bottom of townsend lane)

Barnhill: Barnhill Open Space (Top of Barnhill)

Welsh Harp: Welsh Harp open space (Carpark)

Dollis Hill: Gladstone Park – Kendal Road Entrance

Preston: Preston Park Recreation ground (Car Park College Road)

Tokyngton: King Edward VII Park( Car park St Johns Road)

Northwick Park: Northwick Park (by the Car Park)

Sudbury: Barham Park – by main car park/Library

Wembley Central/Alperton: One Tree Hill (Bridgewater Road)

Chalkhill Rec Ground/New Linear Park (Chalkhill Road)

Willesden: King Edward VII Park (Doyle Gardens next to City Academy)

Stonebridge: Stonebridge Recreation ground (Car Park at Albert Terrace)

Harlesden: Roundwood Park (Main Entrance Harlesden Road)

Dudden Hill/Mapesbury: Gladstone Park – Kendal Road Entrance

Villiers Road Pocket Park (Entrance to Villiers Road)

Kensal Green: Furness Road Pocket Park (Entrance off Furness Road)

Brondesbury Park: Brondesbury Pocket Park

Queens Park: Queens Park

Kilburn: Woodhouse New Park (Entrance off Albert Road)

Pocket Park in Streatley Road, Kilburn

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