Recycling your real Christmas tree2nd January 2024
Real Christmas trees are natural and are 100% recyclable. After you and your family have enjoyed your tree and Christmas is over, it can be recycled, chipped into mulch for gardens or woodchips for paths. This means that your Christmas tree serves another useful purpose and as such has negligible or even negative Carbon Dioxide emissions. It is much better than sending it to landfill.
How can I recycle my tree?
1. You can recycle your tree and help a local charity with a small donation. Just enter your postcode to identify a local charity and register your tree for collection on https://just-helping.org.uk/register-tree.
2. Local authorities often arrange drop-off points or special collections of 'real' trees in early January and advertise the dates this will take place with any other changes to collections over the Christmas period. Check your local authority website for more information. You can find out details of your local authority, including their contact details, by entering your postcode into our Recycling Locator tool.
Artificial trees are made from a combination of materials and therefore cannot be recycled. Unwanted trees in good condition may be accepted by charity shops for re-sale and re-use.