Did you know that kids in the Netherlands can earn some extra pocket money by collecting discarded Christmas trees?
Many municipalities offer a reward of around €0.50 per tree, or a ticket for a raffle with fun prizes for kids.
Recycling of Christmas trees in the Netherlands
Only real Christmas trees can be recycled. Lights and decorations have to be removed. The trees are then shredded, composted and turned into soil conditioner.
Not only are the Christmas trees recycled in an environmentally friendly way, collection of discarded trees also prevents them from being burned or littering the streets.