When should you take down your Christmas tree?

Plus a handy guide to local facilities for the recycling of real trees ♻️🎄

There’s been nothing normal about 2020, and now Christmas is all but over, when should you take down your tree?

Some people are very superstitious about this, and with this year being challenging enough, some people don’t want risk the chance of any bad luck by not removing the tree in time 🤞

Many people belive it should be done by 12th night, which is traditionally the 6th January, whilst other people firmly believe that it should be gone by midnight on New Year’s Eve, so to avoid carrying any ‘baggage’ or negativity from the current year into the new year.

With new years eve celebrations pretty much cancelled beyond your own household, when will you be removing your tree? Many people put their trees up earlier than usual this year, are you sick of it now 😂?

Real trees can used for wildlife projects avd sea defenses on the Fylde coastline.

Here’s some useful information about how you how and where you can recycle your real tree. 🎄👍♻️

Trinity Hospice are offering to collect real Christmas trees from households in Clifton, Kirkham, Lytham St Annes, Newton, Singleton, Staining, Wesham, Westby with Plumptons and Wrea Green. Collections will be taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021, click here to book your tree collection.

Trinity Hospice are looking for as many local volunteers as possible, both with suitable vehicles and without, who can spare some free time on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021. If you would like to help out please contact Trinity Hospice on 01253 952561. Further details on volunteering can be found on the Trinity Hospice webpage.

Collection points
Real Christmas trees can be taken to one of the temporary collection points from Monday 4 January 2021 to Thursday 14 January 2021, don’t forget to remove tree skirts, bases and all decorations before dropping off. Please ensure your real Christmas trees are left inside the designated barriered area at one of the following sites:

Coastguard Station, North Beach car park, Lytham St Annes
Marine Bowling Club car park, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
Lowther Gardens, West Beach, Lytham St Annes
Rawstorne Sport Centre car park, Bush Lane, Freckleton
Elswick Village Hall car park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
William Segar Hodgson car park, Coronation Road, Kirkham
Newton Hall Park car park, School Lane, Newton with Scales
Staining Village Hall car park, Chain Lane, Staining
Real Christmas trees collected by Trinity Hospice or taken to one of the designated collection points will be planted on St Annes beach as part of the ongoing sand dunes restoration project. The trees help to reduce erosion of the dunes which provide a unique habitat for many plants and animals and also act as a soft sea defence for the local community.

The Christmas tree planting event will take place at North Beach car park, St Annes, from Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Green bin collection
We can collect your real Christmas tree in the green bin, if you are subscribed to this year’s garden waste collection service. Simply chop up your tree, place it in the green bin (ensuring the lid is closed) and this will be collected for recycling on your scheduled collection day.

Household Waste Recycling Centre
Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the tip on Saltcotes Road in Lytham, the opening times are 9am to 5pm seven days per week. The site will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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