Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is on hand to remove the hassle from the post-festive clean up as its hugely popular Christmas tree recycling service returns across the region.

The charity launched the environmentally friendly service last year, collecting and recycling around 2,000 real Christmas trees across the region and raising a phenomenal £20,000 to support local children and families.

Each tree was collected by the charity’s team of eager elves before being chipped and turned into compost, which was then used to grow new trees as well as being spread throughout the hospice’s beautiful gardens. Some of the trees even ended up at Yorkshire Wildlife Park where curious animals  including polar bears, lemurs and rhinos had a fantastic time exploring them.

This year, in return for a small donation, Bluebell Wood will be collecting trees from people’s homes across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. Booking a collection couldn’t be easier – all people need to do is click here and follow the button for their area, or call 01909 517 365. With limited collection slots available, people are urged to book fast to avoid disappointment.

Each recycled tree will help Bluebell Wood be there for children and families across the region who sadly don’t know how many Christmases they’ll have with one another.

For Rotherham-based Beatson Clark, a leading glass bottle and jar manufacturer who is kindly sponsoring the service this year, it fits in perfectly with their environmentally friendly ethos.

Charlotte Pike, Marketing Manager at Beatson Clark, said: “Beatson Clark have been manufacturing glass in South Yorkshire for 270 years and so we are very pleased to support such a wonderful local charity who do so much for families in our community.

“We love the sustainable message at the heart of the Christmas tree recycling service. We are always trying to encourage people to recycle their glass packaging so it can be made into another glass bottle or jar, so supporting Bluebell Wood with this project reinforces our commitment to recycling.”

Samantha Wood, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re very excited to be bringing back our Christmas tree recycling service this year and we’re looking forward to making life that bit easier for people in the New Year.

“As well as helping to lighten the load when it’s time to take the trimmings down, we hope our service will give people the peace of mind that their real trees are being disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

“All people need to do is register their details, and we’ll do the rest. Each and every donation we receive will help support our life-changing work as we look forward to making precious memories with local children and families in the year ahead.

“None of this would be possible without the support of some amazing local businesses, so we’d like to say a huge thank you Beatson Clark and all our other brilliant partners for their generosity.”

Click here to book your collection