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Recycle your Christmas tree for Bishop's Stortford Mencap centre Grove Cottage

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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.

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