Anyone buying a Christmas tree this year faces a trip to the recycling centre in January.
Alternatively the Council say you should “replant the tree in your garden”.
In previous years, Christmas trees have been collected from peoples homes when green bins were emptied. The Labour Council has, of course, scrapped the green bin collections, so we guess that some trees will end up dumped in hedgerows around the City.
Any trees which are returned to recycling centres will be turned into compost.
The Council has, however, found £89,000 during the last 2 years to spend on Christmas decorations in the City centre.
The decorations can be seen in Parliament Street, Davygate, Coney Street, St Helen’s Square, Stonegate and Micklegate.
Lamp post lighting is at Station Rise, Bridge Street, Lendal Bridge and Museum Street.
Mini Christmas trees are also installed in some of these streets as well as the Shambles and Goodramgate.
Traders in sub-urban locations have, however, lost out again.
Unlike previous years, the Council is not offering “free parking” on any day or evening in the run up to Christmas.
The Park & Ride service is operating without charge on Boxing Day from 3 sites.
Most of the Park and Ride buses operating yesterday evening – during the extended shopping period in the City Centre – were running empty.