From Christmas tree to compost

HOUSEHOLDERS have been given a final reminder to recycle their unwanted real Christmas trees.

Hartlepool Borough Council workers have been carrying out kerbside collections of discarded trees on a ward-by-ward basis since Monday.

The final kerbside collections will take place in the Fens, Rossmere, Greatham and Newton Bewley areas tomorrow, Friday January 14.

All people need to do to ensure that their trees are taken away is to put them on the kerb outside their homes by 7.30am.

All of the trees that are collected will be taken to a local farm for composting and the finished compost will be made available to residents at future "compost giveaway" events to be organised by the council.