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Pieter
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Christmas Trees Reply with quote

Just wondering how people are going to dispose of their christmas trees this year? I've had a look on the Aberdeenshire Council website, and it seems they will not be picked up.

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You may dispose of Christmas trees free of charge at Household Waste & Recycling Centres throughout Aberdeenshire and at temporary skips which will be available on Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th January ONLY at:
Aboyne: Station Square
Mintlaw: Council Depot,next to Recycling Point
Ballater: Church Street car park
Portlethen: Asda car park
Inverbervie: Beach Front car park
St Cyrus: Ecclesgreig Road car park
Newtonhill: Bettridge Centre


Ideally I'd like to avoid shipping the tree anywhere in the car if possible...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about we have a big bonfire of xmas trees on the beach about an hour before low tide one evening?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like an excellent idea, but obviously on a day less windy than today Wink .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an idea - how about we organise a door-to-door collection of xmas trees in and around the village in return for a donation to the Bereaved Parents Network.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, but there are a few "practicalities" to solve... We'll need some sort of trailer for the trees, let people know this service is available, and now we're all back at work time is limited too. I have a feeling it is maybe a bit late in the day now, but something that could work next xmas?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: chipper Reply with quote

Just an idea, but what about getting holder of one of those tree chippers? I'm not sure of the proper name but I've seen them hooked up to vans. Chip the wood and use it for bedding for your pets during the winter months.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I bought a branch chopper-upper and thought about offering it's services but it blunted pretty quickly and there's no way it would have managed a whole Chrimbo tree.
So, hiring a tree chopper-upper (M&M must have one?) and charging a donation sounds like a grand idea. I'll do some phoning around and find out how much it is to hire one for a weekend. People can either keep their choppings or donate them for pets/borders/compost heaps.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hired a shredder from M&M a while ago, but it was a relatively small electric one and definately wouldn't handle an xmas tree. They might have larger ones available though. You're right though - if we're going to do it this year then now is about the right time to start thinking about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. M&M only have a little one and we'd probably break it with 200 Chistmas Trees.
There's a place in Langstracht, Aberdeen called EasyHire that can offer us a petrol one which he reckoned would manage a Chrimbo tree easily:

EASY HIRE SHOPS
01224 693111
Unit 3/4 Whitemyers Business Centre
Langstracht
Aberdeen

I asked how much for a long weekend, Fri to Mon is 90 plus VAT.
Delivery will cost 12 each way.

The man said there had been a lot of enquiries but it was still available.

What do you think?
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