Recycling real Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees can be recycled until Friday 2 February 2024 along with your green lidded bin.

  • Remove all decorations 
  • Remove as many branches as possible, cut into manageable pieces and place loosely inside your bin, so it can be emptied without the branches getting stuck.
  • Cut the trunk into pieces, no wider or higher than your wheeled bin and leave out alongside your food and garden waste bin on your next scheduled collection date.

Unfortunately, artificial trees cannot be recycled but can be re-used by donating them to charities and care homes, or can be taken to your local recycling centre, if no longer needed. 

For more recycling tips over the festive period, visit the Christmas recycling page.