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Farsley volunteers offer environmentally friendly Christmas Tree collection

Farsley community volunteers are offering an environmentally friendly collection service to people living in the postcode areas of LS13 and LS28 wishing to dispose of their real Christmas trees, writes Keely Bannister.

Operating over Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January, the collection is run by Farsley Community Initiative (FCI), with profits from the £7 fee supporting two of the groups that make up FCI – Farsley Festival and Farsley Community Orchard.

Collected trees are turned into a versatile mulch which is sold the following year via the Farsley Festival shop website.

This circular economy system is why only real Christmas Trees can be collected – artificial trees cannot be turned into mulch.

Volunteer limitations mean that only collections within the LS13 and LS28 postcode areas can be accepted, and the organisers are always looking for extra hands and wheels.

People who can offer help are requested to email lovefarsley@gmail.com.

Book your collection before the 12 noon deadline on Thursday 2 January.

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