CHRISTMAS TREES can be brought to a number of Wicklow recycling centres where they will be shredded, composted and used again.
The public are advised by Wicklow County Council that no wreaths, plastic trees or decorations will be accepted.
Arklow Recycling Centre will collect Christmas trees from January 5 to January 19, Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a Saturday.
Collections take place at the Aughrim Tidy Towns Pavilion from January 5 to 19, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
During the same dates Avoca Recycling Centre will also take Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, with Baltinglass Rampere Recycling Centre operating from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon on a Saturday.
Collections also take place from January 5 to January 19 at Blessington County Council Yard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bray Recycling Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through to Friday and from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a Saturday, and at Bray Festina Lente Foundation where donations in aid of charity take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The Wicklow Murrough Recycling Centre is open for Christmas trees from January 5 to January 19, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..
St. Cronan's National School in Bray will run a collection point on January 12 where a charge in aid of the school will be requested from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Further collections will take place at Greystones carpark in front of the Council Office on Mill Road from January 5 to January 19, as well as at Wicklow Green King, opposite the Beehive, from 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a SAturday, also from January 5 to January 19.