Tub2Pub – Sweet tub recycling scheme

Greene King pubs are running their Tub2Pub recycling campaign, and they’ll be taking them in from 1st January 2024.  They are doing this to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support!  10’s of millions of these tubs are brought every year, so don’t let yours go to waste.  Find your nearest drop-off point at www.tub2pub.co.uk/tub2pub/ 

Christmas Tree recycling

If you have purchased a real Christmas tree this year, and you are not saving it for next year, there are several ways you can recycle it in Essex.

Compost your tree

Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and free from wood preservatives. The soft wood rots away disappearing into the soil within a year or two if nature is left to take its course. Simply chop up the tree into sticks and stack it neatly in an out-of-the-way part of the garden. It will slowly break down and disappear, improving the soil and feeding nearby plants. It’s also a great habitat for insects and other wildlife.

Alternatively, you can shred your tree. This makes a great mulch that be used on plants or on paths.

Collection points

Love Essex has listed all the different collection points across Essex

How to recycle my tree