Booking a collection for real Christmas trees is now closed. Booking slots were allocated and filled on a first come first served basis.
You can dispose of your real or artificial Christmas tree at your own convenience at either of our household waste and recycling centres (Tips). Or you can chop up your real Christmas tree and put it in your purple bin, we’ll collect it when the 2024 service begins in February.
About the collections
If you have booked a collection, your tree will be collected on your scheduled recycling day, and we will make collections between 8 – 19 January 2024.
You must remove all decorations from the tree, trees with decorations will not be collected. The reason we don’t collect decorated trees is because tinsel, baubles, etc… contaminate the composting process.
The crew will be working across the city Monday to Friday to pick up booked tree collections placed next to your recycling bin by 6.30am. If for some reason your real Christmas tree has not been collected on the day we’ve specified, we will return within two working days. Please leave the tree out.
The trees will be taken to our local recycling facility where they’ll be composted for re-use.