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Christmas Trees

Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, Christmas Trees can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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How to recycle real Christmas trees

  • Real trees are recyclable and can be shredded into chippings which are then used locally in parks or woodland areas. Remember to remove all tinsel and decorations and any pots or stands;

  • Local councils 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 council’s website for details.

How to recycle artificial Christmas trees

  • Artificial trees are made from a combination of materials and therefore cannot be recycled;

  • Unwanted artificial trees in good condition may be accepted by charity shops for re-sale and re-use.

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