Christmas tree recycling scheme a success

ALMOST 800 Christmas trees were taken by Poole residents to Upton Country Park for recycling between December 29 and January 6.

They were chipped by council staff and will be used for mulching in the flower beds around the country park. By recycling them on site, the costs and environmental impact of transporting them were significantly reduced.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for the environment, Borough of Poole, thanked residents for their “tremendous response”.

She said: “All trees are being put to good use at Upton Country Park, reducing the carbon footprint of the council.

“Also, there is something very gratifying about seeing the trees reconstituted as mulch and still working for the natural environment.

“Any resident who still wishes to recycle their tree can do so by taking it to either the Nuffield Household Waste and Recycling Centre or one of our mobile recycling points.”

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2:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

John T says...

Maybe Cllr Xena Dion may like to set up a scheme next year for residents to take their Christmas wrapping, boxes,etc to Upton Park because the Council can't be a.rsed (sorry asked) to collect them for 4weeks!.
Maybe Cllr Xena Dion may like to set up a scheme next year for residents to take their Christmas wrapping, boxes,etc to Upton Park because the Council can't be a.rsed (sorry asked) to collect them for 4weeks!. John T

2:51pm Sun 20 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

Reducing the carbon footprint of the council?
Who's kidding who.
A bit like sticking a few hundred windmills in Poole Bay, while China and India double their Coal Power output.

800 individual car trips to Upton compared to one flatbed going around each street picking up Xmas Tree refuge.

800 Mugs!
Reducing the carbon footprint of the council? Who's kidding who. A bit like sticking a few hundred windmills in Poole Bay, while China and India double their Coal Power output. 800 individual car trips to Upton compared to one flatbed going around each street picking up Xmas Tree refuge. 800 Mugs! l'anglais

6:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

manyogie says...

l'anglais wrote:
Reducing the carbon footprint of the council?
Who's kidding who.
A bit like sticking a few hundred windmills in Poole Bay, while China and India double their Coal Power output.

800 individual car trips to Upton compared to one flatbed going around each street picking up Xmas Tree refuge.

800 Mugs!
Exactly, if a day for different areas were advertised one van, probably many trips, sorry Councilors, you really really need to stop this 'I say so so its true routine, quite frankly it sucks, and, your wards are getting restless about your results.
[quote][p][bold]l'anglais[/bold] wrote: Reducing the carbon footprint of the council? Who's kidding who. A bit like sticking a few hundred windmills in Poole Bay, while China and India double their Coal Power output. 800 individual car trips to Upton compared to one flatbed going around each street picking up Xmas Tree refuge. 800 Mugs![/p][/quote]Exactly, if a day for different areas were advertised one van, probably many trips, sorry Councilors, you really really need to stop this 'I say so so its true routine, quite frankly it sucks, and, your wards are getting restless about your results. manyogie

6:54pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Cllr xena dion says...

What a shame john T that you can't say who you are. The Council's refuse collectors do double shifts already working from around 6.30 in the morning until late in the evening. At this time they are also out gritting roads through the night and keeping people moving - i hardly would call that not being a***.
As for carbon footprint, l'anglais, whoever you really are, many people are going to upton anyway to enjoy the amenities there, often with the whole family, so that is hardly a trip specifically to take their tree there.
What a shame john T that you can't say who you are. The Council's refuse collectors do double shifts already working from around 6.30 in the morning until late in the evening. At this time they are also out gritting roads through the night and keeping people moving - i hardly would call that not being a***. As for carbon footprint, l'anglais, whoever you really are, many people are going to upton anyway to enjoy the amenities there, often with the whole family, so that is hardly a trip specifically to take their tree there. Cllr xena dion

9:18pm Sun 20 Jan 13

John T says...

Cllr xena dion wrote:
What a shame john T that you can't say who you are. The Council's refuse collectors do double shifts already working from around 6.30 in the morning until late in the evening. At this time they are also out gritting roads through the night and keeping people moving - i hardly would call that not being a***.
As for carbon footprint, l'anglais, whoever you really are, many people are going to upton anyway to enjoy the amenities there, often with the whole family, so that is hardly a trip specifically to take their tree there.
I find it difficult to believe that it is the real Cllr Xena Dion who wrote this. If it is, it appears that whilst she learnt much about capitalism during her time in the USA, she learnt little about capitalization of words. If it is truly Cllr Dion, I just hope that for the sake of our children, that she never becomes anything as capital as cabinet portfolio holder for Education!
I am, in fact, a near neighbour of Cllr Dion, who like her, I believe did not have their blue bin collected between December 10 and January 7...the only time of the year that our household presents (sic) a full blue bin.
I actually have nothing but admiration for the refuse collectors, to such an extent that I am one of the few in our road that give them a Christmas box. I also appreciate why they were unable to make their normal collections last week, but in my original post, I was referring to last year, not last week!
[quote][p][bold]Cllr xena dion[/bold] wrote: What a shame john T that you can't say who you are. The Council's refuse collectors do double shifts already working from around 6.30 in the morning until late in the evening. At this time they are also out gritting roads through the night and keeping people moving - i hardly would call that not being a***. As for carbon footprint, l'anglais, whoever you really are, many people are going to upton anyway to enjoy the amenities there, often with the whole family, so that is hardly a trip specifically to take their tree there.[/p][/quote]I find it difficult to believe that it is the real Cllr Xena Dion who wrote this. If it is, it appears that whilst she learnt much about capitalism during her time in the USA, she learnt little about capitalization of words. If it is truly Cllr Dion, I just hope that for the sake of our children, that she never becomes anything as capital as cabinet portfolio holder for Education! I am, in fact, a near neighbour of Cllr Dion, who like her, I believe did not have their blue bin collected between December 10 and January 7...the only time of the year that our household presents (sic) a full blue bin. I actually have nothing but admiration for the refuse collectors, to such an extent that I am one of the few in our road that give them a Christmas box. I also appreciate why they were unable to make their normal collections last week, but in my original post, I was referring to last year, not last week! John T

9:27pm Sun 20 Jan 13

John T says...

Also, there is something very gratifying about seeing **** reconstituted as political spin and still working!
Also, there is something very gratifying about seeing **** reconstituted as political spin and still working! John T

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