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Sunday 21 December 2014

Christmas tree drop off points free to use

COLLECTION points for Christmas tree recycling are being offered by local authorities across the capital.

TRADITIONALLY, decorations remain in place until January 6, which is often referred to as Little Christmas, as well as the Feast of the Epiphany.

However, the arrival of the New Year has seen many householders begin the process of packing up their Christmas decorations.

RECYCLE

A spokesman for Dublin City Council told the Herald that it will have 11 locations to which Christmas trees can be brought.

"It will be a free service and we would encourage everyone to use it," he said.

The trees can be dropped off between the 3rd and 22nd of January, he said. The list of the locations will be available on the council's website from today.

Meanwhile, Repak urged households to recycle their used Christmas packaging.

It said that Irish householders generate 25pc more used packaging over the Christmas period than usual.

fdillon@herald.ie

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