Garden centre recycles 1,000 Christmas trees

PUBLISHED: 08:41 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

District council recycling officer Louise Palmer with Ayletts director Adam Wigglesworth

District council recycling officer Louise Palmer with Ayletts director Adam Wigglesworth

A GARDEN centre in St Albans has recycled more than 1,000 Christmas trees this month. Aylett Nurseries on the North Orbital Road has been shredding festive firs for years and has already matched the number of trees recycled last January. Director Adam Wig

A GARDEN centre in St Albans has recycled more than 1,000 Christmas trees this month.

Aylett Nurseries on the North Orbital Road has been shredding festive firs for years and has already matched the number of trees recycled last January.

Director Adam Wigglesworth was delighted with the success of their recycling campaign. He said: "We had a very good response this year and I would like to thank all our customers who chose to recycle their Christmas tree with Ayletts. We'll be using a lot of the chippings ourselves throughout the store."

Aylett Nurseries, which sold more Christmas trees last month than ever before, has also donated some of the chippings to the Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotment Association which will use them to mark out new pathways.

The garden centre is collecting Christmas trees until this Sunday and those who wish to use the service can either drop off their tree or arrange for it to be collected from home. The charge is £4.95, £1.50 of which will be donated to the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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