Employees of the City of Reykjavík yesterday began collecting the Christmas trees that people had left on street corners. The trees will be used for compost.
Kristján Helgason, information officer at the City of Reykjavík, believes the Christmas trees that will be collected throughout the week will weigh 80 tons in total. Fréttabladid reports.
Seventy-four tons of Christmas trees were collected last year, and the year before, 70 tons. This year, Christmas trees were sold out on December 23.
After the trees have been collected they are shredded and turned into compost. The compost is sold to garden owners as fertile earth.
Helgason reminded people that Christmas trees have to be visible so the employees of the City can pick them up, without being a hindrance to passers-by.