Sigh. Back to reality.
Christmas has come and gone and New Year’s is over. Many of us are now beginning the process of wrapping up the fairy lights, boxing-up the decorations and folding up the fancy red Christmas table cloth. But what about that real Christmas tree you decided to buy this year?
For those of you who don’t know, it’s illegal to dump your real Christmas tree on the side of the road or in a ditch somewhere, and it’s actually really bad for the environment, as each tree produces 16kg of CO2 gas and methane into the atmosphere as it decomposes.
Thankfully, Cork City Council will be providing various Christmas tree drop-off points across Cork, where you can drop off your tree to be properly recycled:
- Gus Healy Swimming Pool, Ballinlough (adjacent to the green)
- Clashduv Park, Togher (adjacent to bring bank site)
- Regional Park, Ballincollig (on green adjacent to bring bank site)
- Murmont Road, Montenotte (adjacent to the green)
- Sam Allen Sports Complex, Gurranabraher (adjacent to the green)
- Tramore Valley Park, South Link Road
- Cork City Council Offices, Glanmire (green in front)
The drop-off points will be available from today (January 3rd) and will be open daily until January 31st. The council have also stated that illegal dumping will incur a fine.