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A Tree-mendous Gift to Charity

15 January 2016

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are working in partnership with Glendale Tree Services to remove and recycle over twenty Council Christmas trees.  

100% of the revenue generated from the tree recycling will be donated by  Glendale to the Friends of Cancer Charity at Belfast City Hospital, a centre where Stewart Cameron, co-owner of the company, was previously a patient. The trees will be composted and recycled into woodchip mulch for horticultural use.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair commented, “I am delighted that Glendale Tree Services are donating all of the proceeds to charity. By recycling the Council Christmas trees, Antrim and Newtownabbey are working towards reducing waste in the Borough, and the donation to the Friends of Cancer Charity is an added benefit.”

For details on the Council’s recycling facilities, please contact 028 9034 0056/57 for Newtownabbey area customer services or 028 9446 3113 for Antrim area customer services, or alternatively visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk.

CAPTION: (L-R) Chairman of Operations Committee, Councillor John Smyth; Vice Chairman of Operations Committee, Councillor Vera McWilliam; Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair; Co-owner of Glendale Tree Services, Kirstie Cameron and Friends of the Cancer Centre Fundraising Manager, Claire Hogarth.