As today, (January 6th), is traditionally the day Christmas trees come down you might like to know of two initiatives that allow you to recycle your tree.

Meath County Council has advised that Christmas trees will be accepted at ‘all recycling centres’.

Christmas trees will also be accepted at the following locations during officer hours until January 14th: Meath County Council Depot, Duleek (Behind the Garda Station), Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne, and the Meath County Council Office in Dunshaughlin.

Meanwhile, Independent councillor Joe Bonner has a recycling event taking place over the next ten days also at the Pillo Hotel.

He told Meath Live, ‘We started this community service back in 2004 because prior to this Christmas Trees were dumped illegally in the backroads, ditches, and rivers. Since we started this recycling initiative illegal dumping has almost stopped in our area.

‘There is no charge for the disposal of Christmas Trees at our authorised recycling site. We do not operate a collection service or have anyone collecting Christmas Trees on our behalf.

‘Please drive to the rear of the hotel, place your tree in the designated area, keep the roadway and area as clean as possible and place the tree behind the barriers.

‘Now in its 16th year, this free Christmas Tree recycling saw 2500 trees shredded last year and used as mulch for landscaping. This year I’m also accepting batteries in support of Batteries for Barretstown. I would like to thank the Pillo Hotel for again making their carpark available to us.’