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UK council to generate bioenergy from Christmas trees

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Birmingham City Council in the UK has launched a Christmas tree recycling service, transforming unwanted trees into renewable electricity.

The service, free of charge, will be available until 31 January. All trees collected will be chipped and retained within the UK to generate biomass power.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer our free-of-charge service for the responsible disposal of unwanted Christmas trees,” said Councillor John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council.

“They aren’t the easiest items to get rid of, so this gives people a simple and convenient option rather than making a booking for one of our Household Recycling Centres.”

Disposal points for unwanted Christmas trees can be found at Cotteridge Park, Sutton Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, and Sheldon Country Park, and are open between 9am and 4pm daily.