CHIPPINGS acquired from recycling Christmas trees from Cheshire West residents are to be reused across the borough.

The council’s StreetCare Services team has been collecting the trees, which are now on their way to reduce to chippings.

As well as those collected by the team and those dropped of at designated points by residents, chippings have been obtained from Chester Cathedral’s Christmas tree festival.

The event showcased over 50 trees decorated with recycled materials from local schools and businesses.

Karen Shore, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, highways and strategic transport, said: “We’re pleased to be offering a Christmas tree recycling service for residents for the next few weeks to encourage them to recycle their trees after they have enjoyed them over Christmas.

“Please make sure there is no string or metal attached to your tree.

“Trained staff from the Council’s StreetCare Services teams will then shred the trees into bark chippings which will be used on the authority’s parks and gardens and in community projects across the borough.”

If you had a real Christmas tree this year, Cheshire West and Chester Council has organised a free recycling service.

All you have to do is take your tree along to one of the seven locations across the borough by Sunday, January 19.

The chipping service will be available at the following locations:

• Knights Grange, Winsford

• Alexandra Park, Chester

• Westminster Park, Chester

• Hooton Golf Club

• Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port

• Stanney Fields Park, Neston

• Castle Park, Frodsham