Please don’t dump unwanted Christmas Trees on the street
Published: Friday 12th January 18
The council is halfway through its annual Christmas Tree collection service and is on course to collect tens of thousands more trees in the next week.
The free pick up service began on January 4th and continues until January 17th.
Over the course of the fortnight of collections the council’s refuse and recycling service can expect to pick up somewhere in the region of 80,000-100,0000 unwanted trees.
All the trees that are collected will be shredded and turned into compost.
Residents with front gardens should place trees for collection alongside their dustbins and recycling sacks inside their gardens. Those without front gardens can place them on the pavement directly in front of their home but only if it does not cause an obstruction.
Trees should not be left out for collection any earlier than 6.30pm on the day before the collection is due.
People who live in blocks of flats should leave their trees near to their refuse bin store, making sure they do not block access.
Residents are being strongly urged not to abuse this free collection service by dumping trees on the street or in the road. This is totally unnecessary as they will be collected free of charge from people's front gardens or communal bin areas.
There’s a combined total of 450 miles of pavement space in Wandsworth. People who dump their trees on pavements only make the mammoth task of finding and collecting them all the more difficult.