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Call to recycle natural Christmas trees

Call to recycle natural Christmas trees

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds the public of its annual programme to collect natural Christmas trees for mulching.

Hundreds of donated trees are crushed and turned into mulch, which is in turn given to the public at no cost. The post-Christmas programme encourages recycling, and prevents the trees from being thrown into the George Town landfill, conserving much needed space.

This year is no exception; from Friday 1st January through Friday 22nd January, collection containers will be placed at various sites across Grand Cayman, including the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay, the Smith Road Cricket Oval, Spotts Dock and at the entrance of Frank Sound Road.

On Saturday 23rd January at 9:00 a.m., DEH will mulch the trees at the Smith Road Cricket Oval, and showcase an exciting new wood grinding machine that has been nicknamed “The Beast”. Residents and children are welcome to watch the mulching process before claiming their free mulch.

DEH staff asks interested persons to arrive on time in the morning and to bring their own bags and shovels.

“Recycling natural trees is great for our gardens, it saves us money and reduces our impact on the environment,” said DEH Assistant Director for Solid Waste, Mark Rowlands. For more information, contact the Solid Waste Unit on 949-8793.

For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks