Council confirms uplift to dispose of real Christmas trees for Lanarkshire residents

North Lanarkshire residents with real Christmas trees can have them disposed of by the local authority free of charge.

The council confirmed that a pick-up for the trees would take place over three Saturdays in January.

A statement on the council’s website read: “Real Christmas trees (with all decorations removed) will be collected free of charge on Saturday, January 8, 15 and 22.

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“You must book this in advance as there are a limited number of uplifts each day and they will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Special uplift requests and the uplift of real Christmas trees, can still be placed during this time by telephoning 0345 1430015.

“All household waste recycling centres will be closed on New Year’s Day. Our sites are always very busy at this time of year especially at peak times between 10am and 2pm, so please be aware that traffic management will be in place.

“The Bellshill Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed until Saturday, January 8, for essential resurfacing works.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and ask residents to use one of our other recycling centres.”

The council added that if your bins are scheduled to be uplifted on Saturday, January 1, then present them on Friday, December 31.

Similarly if your bins are scheduled to be uplifted on Sunday, January 2, then present them on Monday, January 3.

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