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Recycle your natural Christmas trees for free this weekend!

By Localiiz 5 January 2021

This year, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will continue to enlist help from a contractor to launch the Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme, assisting Hongkongers in recycling their natural Christmas trees throughout the city for free. The trees collected will be recycled into various useful materials in order to promote the recycling of yard waste in the community as well as reduce yard waste disposal at landfills. If you bought a natural Christmas tree this past holiday and you’re wondering what to do with it now that Christmas is over, now you know!

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Between 8 and 11 January 2021 only, you can deliver your natural Christmas trees to the central collection point (CCP) at EcoPark in Tuen Mun or district collection points within the specified collection times for free recycling services. Commercial and industrial organisations can only deliver their natural Christmas trees direct to the CCP.

If anyone or any organisations still have a need to recycle their natural Christmas trees from 12 to 25 January 2021, they can make an appointment with the EPD’s contractor at (+852) 5743 9221 prior to the delivery of the natural Christmas trees to the CCP. To reward the effort you put into helping to the environment, an e-certificate will be issued to the participants who deliver their trees to the CCP or the Community Green Stations (CGS) for recycling so as to recognise their support to environmental conservation. They will also receive a gift for delivering the trees to the CGS (while stock lasts). See below for the full list of available collection points and times:

Photo credit: wastereduction.gov.hk

Please note that the district collection points will neither receive trees taller than two metres nor from any organisations—they must be household Christmas trees. Do make sure that you remove the bottom stands, all lightings, decorations, and tapes to make collection and recycling easier for everyone! Click here for more information on the Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme.

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