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The season of goodwill is not over just yet if you have a real Christmas tree, as Dacorum Borough Council is offering free bags of wood chippings to those who recycle their trees.

Residents who take their real Christmas trees to a recycling centre on January 10 will receive their complimentary bag of wood chippings, which can be used in the garden to stop weeds.

People in Tring and Berkhamsted can also arrange to have their trees picked up by local scout groups for a small donation.

Berkhamsted residents – not including Northchurch and the surrounding villages – should visit www.1stberkhamsted.org.uk to arrange their pickup.

People in Tring and Aldbury should email tringscoutsxmastrees@hotmail.com.

Potten End residents should email their request to scoutsxmastreerecycle@gmail.com by January 8.

On January 10, you can drop off trees at Cupid Green Lane in Hemel Hempstead, at Tring Garden Centre on Bulbourne Road and in the Water Lane car park in Berkhamsted – all of which will be open until 4pm.

The Tring Garden Centre is a drop off point only, with trees being shredded on Monday, January 11.

People wanting their chippings, should return with a bag on that day between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Residents unable to make that date can still recycle their real Christmas trees at any of Herts County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/recycling for more information.

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