Recycle your Christmas tree for Bishop's Stortford Mencap centre Grove Cottage
Bishop's Stortford Mencap centre Grove Cottage is asking people to help it raise money by recycling their real Christmas trees.
In exchange for a suggested minimum £5 donation, unwanted trees can be dropped off between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, January 5 at East Herts Council's Link Road car park in Stortford, where they will be chipped and recycled by The Tree Management Company (TTMC).
Grove Cottage fundraising manager Rosie Wren said: "This is the fourth year we've worked together with East Herts Council and TTMC on this project.
"With a donation to Grove Cottage given with every tree that's recycled, we'll be able to continue to give local people with a learning disability support, as well as their families and carers."
According to the Carbon Trust, a 2m (6ft 6in) Christmas tree that is sustainably disposed of by being chipped or shredded has a carbon footprint of about 3.5kg of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to 16kg if it was sent to landfill and left to decompose.