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How to Safely Dispose of an Old Christmas Tree

There is nothing more tedious than disposing of unwanted materials at Christmas time as there never seems to be any room left in the boot of the car and the roads are congested with busy shoppers trying to get their shopping completed sooner rather than later. Luckily, the PWM Skip Hire team have a solution! A skip is a convenient and versatile way to dispose of unwanted materials and are even on-hand at Christmas. If your old Christmas tree has seen better days, read on as we explain the correct way to dispose of it…

Real Trees

As the most eco-friendly option, you can actually recycle a pine Christmas tree once the festivities have passed which means that you are putting the planet through a lot less. If your tree still has the roots then you may be able to replant it and allow it to prosper for many years, however trees with no roots that have been felled for the big day should be taken to a specialist recycling plant. There are actually companies that deal specifically with the recycling of real Christmas trees as the wood can be chipped and used as compost which means there is no reason to ever take one to landfill. In fact, you could even place a real Christmas tree inside a skip!

Artificial Trees

On the other hand, faux Christmas trees aren’t as easy to dispose of because they are made from plastic and will not degrade like natural materials. They are typically made from a variety of different materials too which makes them impossible to recycle and therefore a less eco-friendly option because they will often end up in landfill. If you do decide to invest in an artificial Christmas tree then you should take care of it to ensure that it lasts for 10-15 years as this will reduce the impact that they have on the environment once they are disposed of in landfill.

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration in order to safely and ethically dispose of your old Christmas decorations. After all, some of the materials need to be recycled at a specialised facility. With this said, a real Christmas tree is perfectly safe to place inside of a skip because the wood can be recycled with ease and won’t put the environment at risk in the process. To find out more information, get in contact with the best skip Hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the team today!