RESIDENTS in Inverclyde are being encouraged to recycle natural Christmas trees.
Natural trees can be recycled at Inverclyde Council’s depots at Pottery Street in Greenock and Craigmuschat Quarry in Gourock. Both centres are open Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm.
Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of environment and regeneration, said: “For those who haven’t done so already, this weekend will be when many people will be packing away their decorations and sticking them in the cupboard or loft until the end of the year.
“Real Christmas trees can be easily recycled at our two recycling centres and will be turned into compost over time.
“Things like wrapping paper, boxes and other items leftover from Christmas can also be taken to the recycling centres, particularly if people’s bins are full.”
Last entry to both recycling centres is 15 minutes prior to closing.
Craigmuschat may temporarily close from time to time to allow for skips to be emptied.