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28 March, 2020


Tree-cycling for a green new year


Christmas is now well and truly over – and most of us have now taken down our Christmas trees and decorations.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s street care team has collected trees used for Chester Cathedral’s beautiful ‘tree-cycled’ Christmas Tree Festival and these are now on their way to be chipped and reused across the borough.

If you had a real Christmas tree this year, and live in the west of the county, the council has organised a free recycling service for your festive fir.

All you have to do is take your tree along to one of the seven locations across the borough between Monday 6th and Sunday 19th January 2019.


The chipping service will be available at the following locations:

  • Alexandra Park, Chester
  • Westminster Park, Chester
  • Knights Grange, Winsford
  • Hooton Golf Club
  • Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port
  • Stanney Fields Park, Neston
  • Castle Park, Frodsham


CWAC’s deputy leader, Cllr Karen Shore said: “I’m delighted we have been able to work with Chester Cathedral to help them tree-cycle their wonderful display of Christmas trees.

“The event was both beautiful and thought-provoking, a fantastic way of getting the recycling message across.”

Canon Jane Brooke, vice dean of Chester Cathedral, added: “In line with our 2019 message of ‘waves’, our Christmas Tree Festival used the theme of sustainability, recycling and re-using.

“The participating schools and businesses did a superb job in bringing that theme to life on the trees, and we’re thankful to Cheshire West and Chester Council for bringing our 2019 theme to a close by recycling all of our trees”

Cllr Shore continued: “We’re pleased to be offering a Christmas tree recycling service for residents too for the next few weeks to encourage them to recycle their trees after they have enjoyed them over Christmas.”

Those using the service must make sure there is no string or metal attached to their tree.

The council will then shred the trees into bark chippings to be used on the authority’s parks and gardens and in community projects across the borough.