WITH January 6 regarded as the date when the Christmas decorations are put away for another year, Limerick City and County Council is encouraging people to dispose of their Christmas trees in an environmentally friendly manner.
And they are taking their own advice by offering a collection service and shredding all trees for use as bark mulch across the various public parks in the city and county.
The council-run recycling centres in Mungret, Kilmallock, Newcastle West, and Gortadroma will accept Christmas trees throughout the month of January, subject to a limit of two trees per car.
The council is also operating three additional collection points where people can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling.
The collection points will be open from 9.30am until 3pm on the following days and locations:
Saturday, January 7 – Our Lady Of Lourdes, Childers Road;
Friday, January 13 – Watch House Cross Complex, Moyross;
Saturday, January 14 – Musgrave’s Car Park, Park Road, Rhebogue.
There is a limit of one tree per person at the collection points.