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Recycle your Christmas Tree with Ashgate Hospice

Recycle your Christmas Tree with Ashgate Hospice

If you're wondering what to do with your real Christmas Tree when the festivities are over, then Ashgate Hospice is here to help.

Please ensure your tree is registered for collection by Thursday 5th January.

Treecycle 2022 Form - Ashgate Hospice
We'll help you to have a hassle-free Christmas.

For a suggested minimum donation of £15 per tree, we will collect your real tree from outside your home from Saturday 7th January to Monday 9th January, and recycle it on your behalf.

This year, we'll be collecting trees from the following postcodes:

S18, S40, S41, S42, S43 and the DE4 areas.

Collections are completely contactless, just leave your tree outside your home by 8am on Saturday 7th January to Monday 9th January.

Contact: events@ashgatehospice.org.uk


Price: Suggested donation £15

How will your tree be recycled?

Recycling your tree is a great way to create sustainable energy. The trees used this year will be used to heat agricultural buildings and a greenhouse that grows produce all year round!

Here's the science part…

Each tree is placed into the chipper individually, producing small 'pellets' or 'chippings' which, when a full van load has been produced, are then transported into one of the drying bays.

Here a fan is used to direct warm air through a specialised drying floor which reduces the moisture content in the chip, providing a more efficient biomass fuel.

From here, the chip is loaded into a large hopper which feeds the biomass boiler. This heat produced from the boiler is then redirected back into the drying floor, and used to heat the farm buildings including the barn and stables.

Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2022

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