Councils urge public to recycle their Christmas tree and unwanted gifts

Members of the public in the North West are being urged to recycle their Christmas Trees and unwanted gifts following the holiday period.

That’s the message coming from local councils as people prepare to take down their Christmas decorations and dispose of Christmas trees and wreaths.

There are 16 designated spots across Donegal where trees can be dropped off for the council to recycle.

Stranorlar recycling centre, the council yard on Bridge street in Killybegs, Laghey recycling centre, the council yard in Ballyshannon and the sea front car park in Bundoran are amongst them.

The service can be availed of from Thursday until January 21st.

In Sligo people can bring their trees to the recycling centres in Sligo and Tubbercurry or to the Ballisodare Composting facility.

Manorhamilton and Mohill recycling centres in Co. Leitrim are the place to drop off your trees this month.

All local councils are also urging people to recycle used batteries, broken electrical items and Christmas waste & refuse.

Any unwanted clothes or toys given as Christmas gifts can also be recycled by bringing them to the local charity shop.

Opening hours for all the recycling facilities can be found on the websites of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim county councils.

Speaking to Ocean FM Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council says all natural trees will be put to a good use: