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Treecycle 2025

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S18, S40, S41, S42, S43, S44, S45, DE4, DE45 and DE55

Date Tuesday 7th January 2025 End Date Thursday 9th January 2025
Suggested donation £15

Recycle your Christmas Tree with Ashgate Hospice

We’ll help you to have a hassle-free Christmas. For a suggested donation of £15 per tree, we will collect your real tree from outside your home from Tuesday 7th January to Thursday 9th January 2025, and recycle it on your behalf.

NEW POSTCODES: S44, S45, DE45, DE55, S21!

Collections are completely contactless, just leave your tree outside your home by 8am on Tuesday 7th January 2025.

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What a Tree-Mendous Year!

Last year over 900 trees were collected.

Raising over £19,000!

A huge thank you to our main event sponsors  Jake Eville Tree Care.

Thank you to every single person who made a donation to the hospice for their real Christmas tree to be collected and recycled. It has been our most successful year to date!

The money raised through Treecycle will help to ensure we can continue to provide specialist care to our patients and their families across North Derbyshire.

Special thanks go to all the businesses and volunteers who helped make this possible

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How will your tree be recycled?

Recycling your tree is a great way to create sustainable energy. The trees used this year will be used to heat agricultural buildings and a greenhouse that grows produce all year round!

Here’s the science part:

Each tree is placed into the chipper individually, producing small ‘pellets’ or ‘chippings’ which, when a full van load has been produced, are then transported into one of the drying bays.

Here a fan is used to direct warm air through a specialised drying floor which reduces the moisture content in the chip, providing a more efficient biomass fuel.

From here, the chip is loaded into a large hopper which feeds the biomass boiler. This heat produced from the boiler is then redirected back into the drying floor, and used to heat the farm buildings including the barn and stables.

Christmas tree collection form

Use the form below to register your Christmas tree for collection.

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I am a UK taxpayer and I understand that if I pay less Income and /or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in the relevant tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please note we can only claim Gift Aid on behalf of individuals.
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Volunteer to help out this year

Interested in helping us collect Christmas trees this year?

We’re looking for drivers with their own vans who can spare their time to volunteer and help us collect Christmas trees in January 2025.

If you’d like more information about volunteering, why not get in touch with our Events Team at: [email protected] or call us on 01246 567250.

A special thank you to our sponsor, Jake Eville Tree Care

Your frequently asked questions

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Can I leave more than one tree out for collection?

Yes, we will happily collect multiple trees, however they need to be booked on the form on the website and please consider this when you determine the amount you wish to donate.

What will happen to my tree when you have collected it?

Your tree will be chipped and used for fuel.

Is my area included in the Treecycle collection area?

All the included areas for collection: S18, S40, S41, S42, S43, S44, S45, DE4, DE45 and DE55

When will my tree be collected?

We will be collecting trees from Tuesday 7th January – Thursday 9th January 2025. Please make sure you put your tree outside your property in a visible and easy to access location by 8am on Tuesday 7th January 2025.

When should I put my tree out?

As we’re unable to specify a collection date or time, please ensure your tree is left in a clearly visible, accessible, and unobstructed location, outside of your property, by 8am on Tuesday 7th January 2025.

Where should I leave my tree?

To help our Elves make their day a little bit easier, we ask that you leave your tree in a clearly visible and accessible location. Our volunteers are unable, under any circumstance, to enter your property (e.g. house, garden, shed) and if we cannot see your tree, we will unfortunately not be able to collect it.

What if my tree hasn’t been collected yet? 

We will be collecting trees on Tuesday 7th January, Wednesday 8th January and Thursday 9th January 2025. Please make sure you put your tree outside your property in a visible and easy to access location by 8am on Tuesday 7th January 2025. If you experience any problems with your collection please call 01246 567250.

How is Treecycle sustainable?

Instead of trees going to landfill sites, our teams collect trees and deliver them to local arborists to be chipped. Tree chippings can be used for many purposes such as for bedding on livestock farms and fuel for biomass boilers. Each tree is placed into the chipper individually, producing small ‘pellets’ or ‘chippings’ which, when a full van load has been produced, are then transported into one of the drying bays.

Here a fan is used to direct warm air through a specialised drying floor which reduces the moisture content in the chip, providing a more efficient biomass fuel. From here, the chip is loaded into a large hopper which feeds the biomass boiler. This heat produced from the boiler is then redirected back into the drying floor, and used to heat the farm buildings including the barn and stables

How much should I donate to Treecycle?

Any donation is greatly appreciated. If you donate £15.00 this will allow us to care and support a patient in their own home for one hour. Donating £25 would fund a virtual bereavement support session for a family. A donation of £50 could pay for one of our nurses to visit someone in their own home.

What is Gift Aid, and can I do it? 

In the UK, Gift Aid is a tax incentive that encourages individuals to donate to good causes via tax-effective giving. Introduced as part of the Finance Act way back in 1990, Gift Aid to date has helped thousands of charities generate additional funds for their cause. If you are a UK Taxpayer, you are eligible for Gift Aid at no extra cost to yourself.

Why should I include Gift Aid?

Gift Aid doesn’t cost you any extra, but it can help boost your donation. We can claim 25% extra from your donation. In 2023, Tree-cycle was able to claim over £2,000 additional funds from Gift Aid; so every Gift Aid donation is extremely valuable to our Hospice.