Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is urging people to take an eco-friendly approach to disposing their Christmas trees this year with its annual ‘Treecycling’ scheme in partnership with Fitzgerald Civil Engineering Contractors.

On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January, an army of volunteers will be collecting real Christmas trees from homes across the city for recycling. In return for a minimum suggested donation of £10, trees will be collected and taken to Birmingham City Council’s household recycling centres where they will be turned into compost.

Sarah Barber-Jones, Community Fundraising Manager said: “This is a great way to avoid any hassle of taking Christmas trees to the local tip by letting us do the hard work instead. By signing up to the scheme you will be helping the Hospice provide vital care throughout the festive period for people with terminal illnesses within their local communities.”

Last year over 700 trees were collected raising over £8,500 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Oak.

Nick Coley, Managing Director of Fitzgerald Civil Engineering Contractors said: “Fitzgerald Contractors are delighted to again support Birmingham St Marys Hospice in the Christmas ‘Treecycling’ Campaign. The scheme continues to grow year on year providing vital funds to what is an excellent cause. We are grateful to our staff who are always willing to donate their time and effort.”

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be collecting in the following postcode areas: B13, B14, B15, B17, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, B31 and B38. If you live in one of these postcode areas and would like to book your tree collection, please go to www.careatchristmas.org or contact 0121 472 1191.

This initiative is kindly supported by Fitzgerald Civil Engineering Contractors, Birmingham City Council, Opal Contracts Mott McDonald and RAW. For more ways on how you can help Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice care at Christmas, visit careatchristmas.org