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As ever if you are lucky enough to have a real Christmas tree this year there are two Birmingham-based hospices willing to collect it in January for a donation to their work.
Via Lydia for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is celebrating ten years of Treecycling
The start of 2021 will see hundreds of volunteers collect thousands of real Christmas trees from people’s door steps across south Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull in exchange for a donation to enable them to continue to care for local people.
The 2021 dates for Christmas tree collection with Birmingham St Mary’s are Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January and the the initiative will see the trees recycled into compost and biomass fuel – a much more eco-friendly solution then sending trees to landfill.
Charlotte Dowling, Community and Corporate Fundraising Manager at Birmingham St Mary’s said of the campaign:
After a busy festive period, thinking about how to get rid of your Christmas tree is the last thing on your mind, that’s where our Treecyling volunteers step in! We’re on hand to collect your used Christmas tree direct from your doorstep, saving you the time and effort it would take to dispose of it yourself at your local tip.
Treecycling is also a much more environmentally friendly way of getting rid of your tree, rather than taking it to the tip or just binning it”.
This year is the 10th anniversary of our Treecycling initiative and we need our supporters more than ever! At a time when local people desperately need us, we’re losing out on crucial funds due the effects of Covid-19. As an organisation we’ve seen the postponement of fundraising events, community activities and corporate partnerships, as well as the temporarily closure of our shops. All of our services are accessed free of charge and so we really do heavily rely on the generosity of our local community to enable us to be there for those who need us most.
The safety of our volunteers and supporters is at the forefront of this year’s campaign and so we’ve ensured that the appropriate measures have been put in place ensure this is a Covid safe initiaitve”.
Postcodes for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Treecycling campaign are: B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B25, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, B31, B32, B38, B45, B47, B62, B63, B67, B68, B90, B91, B92, B93 and B94.
To book a collection visit: birminghamhospice.org.uk/treecycling
John Taylor Hospice offers Tree Recycling collection in north Birmingham
In January 2020 John Taylor Hospice collected over 400 Christmas Trees raising over £4,000 for the hospice. They’ve announced their plans for January 2021 via their website saying:
In exchange for a suggested donation of £10, hospice volunteers will collect and recycle your tree from your home or business on Friday 8th or Saturday 9th January.
John Taylor Hospice says this year’s scheme covers 15 postcode areas which are: B23, B24, B26, B33, B34, B35, B36, B42, B43, B44, B46, B72, B73, B76 and WS5.
Book a collection here: johntaylorhospice.org.uk/events/christmas-tree-recycling2020