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Christmas tree recycling initiative

Christmas tree recycling initiative

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change has once again introduced a Christmas tree recycling programme for the disposal of real Christmas trees.

Recycling trees, or turning them into mulch, is an efficient way to give back to the environment after the festive period by minimising the amount of waste going to landfill and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Mulching trees can also be used to help protect soils in Gibraltar’s green areas such as parks and gardens.

The public is encouraged to recycle any real Christmas trees by removing all decorations and depositing the trees in the Civic Amenities Facility located in Europa Advance Road (old incinerator site). The facility is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm on Monday-Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

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The trees will later be shredded and converted to mulch, which will be put to use around Gibraltar.

For further information on the Christmas tree recycling initiative or any other recycling queries, contact the Department of the Environment and Climate Change on 20048450 or email: info.environment@gibraltar.gov.gi.

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