A rubbish tip has proved a festive hit after creating a winter wonderland – from people’s dumped Christmas decorations.
The colourful display has been created by staff at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre, in Kings Norton, Birmingham, after they were swamped with unwanted decorations.
The site, which is run by tip contractor Veolia Birmingham, used discarded decorations brought to the site by local residents.
Mick Essex, 64, site controller for the past 43 years, said: “This year we’ve been flooded with unwanted decorations.
“People obviously go through their lofts and see what they had last year and decide to get rid of them to make way for new ones.
“It’s amazing what gets thrown out. We’ve had people stop their cars and take pictures of the display. It shows what you can do with recycled items.”
The display has become so popular the tip has been forced to organise special times for people to come and view them after being overwhelmed with visitors.
The display open Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am – 4.30pm until the 5th January 2016, with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.