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Government Launches Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Services

By Jenny Leung 2 January 2019
The holidays are officially over, and it's time to take down the festive decorations at home. If you've opted for an artificial Christmas tree then it's best to store them away for reuse next year. As for those who took in real natural Christmas Trees but are not sure how to get rid of them properly, don't worry, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is here to help.

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Starting from January 4 to 7, the EPD will be providing a natural Christmas tree recycling services where citizens can take their trees to the following eight locations around Hong Kong between 9am to 6pm for proper disposal:
Main Collection Point:
EcoPark, 133 Lung Mun Road Tuen Mun Area 38, (+852) 9706 6549
Other Collection Points at Community Green Stations (CGS):
Sha Tin CGS, 10 On Ping Street, Shek Mun, (+852) 2285 9433 Eastern CGS, 30 Oi Shun Road, Shau Kei Wan, (+852) 2778 2330 Kwun Tong CGS, 27 Sheung Yee Road, Kowloon Bay, (+852) 2776 5700 Yuen Long CGS, 65 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai, (+852) 2617 0117 Sham Shui Po CGS, 339 Tung Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, (+852) 2522 4388 Tuen Mun CGS, 9 Tuen Yee Street, Tuen Mun, (+852) 2496 4288 Kwai Tsing CGS, 12 Tam Kon Shan Road, Tsing Yi, (+852) 3905 4840 All trees collected will be processed and recycled into composting materials to help conserve resources and reduce waste. If you're thinking of bringing in your Christmas tree to be recycled, make sure you don't forget to remove all plastic materials such as tree stands, lightings, and other decorations. Members of the public are also encouraged to contact the respective collection point in advance before delivery to ensure that your tree is suitable for recycling (CGS will only accept trees of 2 meters or less in height while there is no such limitation at EcoPark). For more information, be sure to check out the Environmental Protection Department website where there are plenty of other waste reduction tips as well as the latest news and events.

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Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.

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