OLO takes care of dumped Christmas trees in Bratislava

The waste disposal company will generate electricity from the trees at its incineration plant.

(Source: Sme)

As in previous years OLO, the company responsible for waste collection in the capital, will remove unwanted Christmas trees in Bratislava. It will collect them free of charge and use them to produce electricity at its incineration plant. People need only to dump them at the proper site.

“We will start collecting trees on January 9 in the Old Town; afterwards the collection will continue in Bratislava’s other boroughs,” said Matej Ruščin from OLO. The company will finish the collection by the end of February.

The only thing people need to do is to take the Christmas tree to a site with waste containers. They can also bring them directly to the collection yard of OLO at Stará Ivanská cesta 2. The yard is open daily except Sunday from 8:00 until 18:00.

While only Bratislava and Košice have incineration plants, other towns and villages will also take Christmas trees. They will be processed into wood chips or as bio- degradable material for composting.

Unsold Christmas trees may end up in zoos as fodder. For example, at Bojnice zoo such trees are a welcomed refreshment for their two female elephants - Maja and Gula.

However zoos do not accept used Christmas trees as there might be forgotten hooks or Christmas decorations that may hurt the animals.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Bratislava


Top stories

Slovak wines do great abroad, but inspectors see them as unfit at home

Slovak legislation does not recognise orange and cloudy wines. As a result, inspectors remove them from the shelves of stores in Slovakia.

Michelin-starred restaurants buy Slovak wines while inspectors in Slovakia remove some of them from the shelves of stores

Economy minister: A gas crisis may come after the New Year

Slovakia will probably have to use all measures possible to secure supplies.

Gas storage facility in Gajary.

Tragedy in Prešov and bad news for Kočner from the U.S.

It’s less than three months before the general election and the chairmen of two major parties are facing criminal prosecution.

Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava

Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the episode below.

The last gas light in Bratislava was put out with a bamboo pipeline in 1965 at Školská Street. Listen to more interesting facts about the capital in the latest Spectacular Slovakia episode