Christmas Tree Recycling FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Register here – Charity Christmas Tree Collection

Why does my form not complete when I click on submit.?
You may not have completed all the required information in the boxes  or else try to rebooting your PC or laptop, and if you are using Safari on an Apple device and the form fails to submit, please use another device or browser, for instance Chrome or Firefox.

Why is there a ‘no entry’ icon when I try to click on submit.?
The No Entry icon appears over the submit button when there is required information missing from the form, please check that you have filled in all the boxes, especially the GDPR acceptance.

Do you collect from my road.?
In January 2024 , we will be only be covering the roads in these Hove postcodes –

BN3 2- -, BN3 3- -, BN3 4 – -, BN3 5- – and BN3 6- – areas.  If your postcode starts with one of these five listed, then yes we do collect in your road.

Why do I have to repeat my home address.?

Unfortunately we do not have access to your address you used to make your credit card/PayPal donation. If you do not reconfirm your address as requested you will not be on the data spreadsheet for having your tree collected.

What happens to the trees.?
They are taken to a local recycling facility where they are turned into 100% organic peat free compost. The compost is guaranteed to PAS 100 certification, meaning it is made from 100% recycled green waste. PAS 100, ‘Publicly Available Specification’ for Composted Materials, is a widely recognised standard within the organics recycling sector. It contributes to the concept of the circular economy & means that the material is no longer subject to waste regulatory controls & has achieved product status.

Why do I have to donate online.?
Since the pandemic when we were not able to go out knocking on doors, but with the support team from Dean Jackson Waste Management we were still able to collect the trees..  Dean Jackson takes the trees for recycling.    Please make sure to reconfirm your address after the donation as it is from this address that will be recorded on the data spreadsheet given to Dean Jackson to collect your tree.

What happens to my donation.?
Approximately 80% of  donations goes to the local and international charities and good causes that Rotary  support, including projects that directly benefit the local community and those that support the people most in need. See our Facebook page for some examples.

Do you need any help.?
We organise and run the Xmas Tree Recycling every year but could not do so without our wonderful supporters & volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has regularly supported Brighton and Hove Soiree Club with our fund-raising efforts throughout the year.  Massive thanks in particular go to Dean Jackson Waste Management.

Please send us an email to – info@soireerotaryclub.com – if you would like to get involved, maybe leafleting your neighbours and immediate area to promote this Xmas tree recycling campaign, or another one of our projects.  You can read about them here.

You can also help us by posting about the Xmas Tree Recycling on social media, by adding the blue text below to your Facebook page, as well as any community groups you may be a member of in the Brighton & Hove area. You can also attach the Christmas Tree Flyer below, just click on it to download a larger version.  Post this downloaded image and the blue text below on any neighbourhood Whatsapp groups or NextDoor. All of this will help get the message out to as many Hove residents as possible, and help us to promote awareness of this year’s Xmas Tree Recycling Collection. Thank you for helping 🙂

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Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary club collected my Christmas tree and had it recycled for a charitable donation. No more needles in my car! For more information, or to donate to a good cause, visit – https://bit.ly/3WfdoRt  as approximately 80%  of any donation goes to those in need.

What do you do with my personnel details.?
We only use your contact details for the purposes of the Xmas Tree Recycling Collection that we run every year. Your details will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, (GDPR).
Read more about Data Protection here ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/
Read more about our Privacy Policy here https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/privacy.php