2018 Christmas tree recycling in Crosspool

There’s a chance for Crosspool residents to recycle their Christmas tree on Sunday 7 January, 10-11.30am, outside Direct Travel.

Volunteers will be collecting contributions to support the work of Crosspool Forum in our community. If you would like to give then the suggested donation is £2.

If you can spare an hour or two in the morning to assist with the recycling and with the clear up afterwards then your help would be appreciated – please come along from 10am.

Over 175 Christmas trees recycled

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling
Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas tree for recycling on Sunday.

Over 175 trees were shredded. They’ll be used to create a path on Hagg Copse and for biofuel.

Money raised from your generous contributions will help provide planters for the precinct, trees and go towards paying for a new bench.

On behalf of all who have and will benefit from their kindness, a big big thank you to Andrew (Complete Tree Solutions) and to Paul at (Direct Travel) for the use of the car park. Please reciprocate their kindness by supporting these local services.

Crosspool residents bring their trees for shredding and recycling

Shredding Christmas trees this morning
Shredding Christmas trees on Sunday

Thanks to everyone who brought their tree down for recycling on Sunday and made a small donation.

Shredding and recycling was carried out by our local tree specialist and firewood supplier Andy Fisher of Complete Tree Solutions.

The donated money went towards the recycling of the trees and the purchase of the new LED lights which could be seen on the trees in the precinct over Christmas.

A big thank you goes to all our local businesses for their continued support displaying the Christmas trees each year and also to the team of volunteers who helped put them up and take them down.

Raise money for CDYST with your old inkjet and laserjet cartridges and mobiles

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

The trustees of Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) on Coldwell Lane are asking for your old inkjet and laserjet printer ink cartridges and mobile phones to help raise money and to be more environmentally friendly.

CDYST is working with partners AquAid, Perfect Printer Cartridges and BCMY recycling on the initiative.

You can help by donating your empty inkjet and laserjet printer cartridges (not toner cartridges) and old mobile phones: drop them off at 5 Dransfield Close. For further information, email g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com.

You can also arrange for your old printer cartridges to be collected using the zerowasterecycling.co.uk website. If you click through via this website, CDYST will benefit from your contribution.

Thanks for all your Christmas trees

Shredding Christmas trees
Shredding Christmas trees

Andrew Fisher and his crew of volunteers worked tirelessly for an hour and half shredding Christmas trees this afternoon to raise funds for the Crosspool Forum.

Over 120 trees were left by residents outside Direct Travel, with quite a number being over 8ft tall.

Money raised will help provide hanging baskets and floral displays in the Crosspool precinct.

On behalf of all who have and will benefit from their kindness, a big big thank you to Andrew (Complete Tree Solutions) and to Paul at (Direct Travel) for the use of the car park.

Please reciprocate their kindness by supporting these local services.

More recycling delays for Crosspool

Manchester Road
Manchester Road: recycling should be collected tomorrow

Crosspool households on Manchester Road and Ringstead Avenue are still waiting for their blue bins and boxes to be emptied today.

Veolia have advised that they should all be emptied tomorrow (Tuesday).

Two weeks ago there were also delays to Veolia’s recycling service, with 12 roads in our area not having their recycling collected on the scheduled day.

Recycling bins and boxes will be emptied today

Blue bins and boxes weren't emptied on some Crosspool roads on Monday
Blue bins and boxes weren’t emptied on some Crosspool roads on Monday

If your blue bin and box didn’t get emptied yesterday then it should be dealt with today, according to Veolia.

Problems with collection lorries on Monday meant that around 12 roads in our area didn’t have their recycling collected. If you keep your bin and box left out today they should get emptied.

Sheffield residents recently moved to fortnightly collections, alternating between black wheelie bins one week and blue recycling bins/boxes the other.

Council u-turn on recycling bins and boxes

The Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star report that from next year, the council will allow Crosspool householders to select how they use their blue bin and blue box for recycling.

With the current system, residents must use the bin for bottles and the box for paper. But from April, you will be able to choose which you use for which type of item.

The news will come as a relief to elderly residents, some of whom found the boxes cumbersome to move when full of paper and also susceptible to windy and wet weather due to the detachable lid.

Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Star

Blue box: fom April can be used to recycle bottles
Blue box: from April can be used to recycle bottles, if you choose