Christmas Tree Recycling Made Easy
Pines and Needles offers a London Christmas Trees removal and recycling service. Whether you have bought from us or not you can book this service through us online. We offer a three levels of service from outside removal to indoor undressing of tree and removal to make life so much easier after a busy festive period.
We also have some information about local councils recycling policies for you to take a look at! If your local is not listed we encourage you to enquire with your council online and think green this year!
(IN ALL CASES, ONLY REAL TREES ARE RECYCLED AND ALL DECORATIONS, LIGHTS AND STANDS MUST BE REMOVED BEFOREHAND)
Christmas tree recycling points or pickup as part of the garden waste collection subscription service
Christmas tree recycling points will be open across the borough from Monday 3 January 2022 – Friday 14 January 2022. Visit the website to find your nearest recycling point.
Kerbside property collection: They can collect your tree for free if you have a food and/or garden waste collection - simply place it in your garden waste bin on collection day. If you don’t have a garden waste bin, leave it next to your kitchen caddy.
Important: trees over 3 feet long (1 metre) should be cut in half otherwise they cannot be collected.
Western Road Reuse and Recycling Centre: Christmas trees can also be taken to Haringey's Reuse and Recycling Centre in Wood Green - Western Road, N22 6UG - please remember that you have to book your visit to the recycling centre in advance (external link).
- Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm (closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day)
Designated drop-off sites within Haringey Parks: Alternatively, you can take them to designated sites in the following parks - this service is only offered for 4 weeks after Christmas Day.
Please only drop off your Christmas trees at the designated site within the Park (marked with signage).
This service will be available at:
- Albert Recreation Ground - Bidwell Gardens entrance (near staff depot)
- Bruce Castle Park - Staff depot near Lordship Lane entrance
- Downhills Park - Downhills Park Road/Keston Road entrance
- Finsbury Park - Endymion Road entrance (on left of entry)
- Priory Park - Barrington Road entrance (staff yard on right)
The Gardens Residents Association (GRA) Community Garden: The Gardens Community Garden will also have a Christmas tree recycling point from Sunday 27 December 2020 until Sunday 17 January 2021 - open between 9am to 4pm only.
Location: The Gardens Community Garden (GRA)
Doncaster Gardens (off Stanhope Gardens) N4 1HX
Drop off points in parks and at specified locations between Saturday 2 January – Sunday 17 January 2022.
- Barnard Park, Charlotte Terrace N1
- Elthorne Park N19
- Highbury Crescent, near playground entrance N5
- King Square Gardens EC1V
- Paradise Park, Lough Road / MacKenzie Road entrance N7
- Rosemary Gardens junction with Balmes Road N1
- Spa Fields (off Northampton Road) EC1R
- Tufnell Park, Campdale Road N7
- Wray Crescent, Park End N4.
The Reuse and Recycling Centre, Hornsey Street also accepts green waste and Christmas trees all year round.
There will also be a collection from the edge of your property on your normal recycling collection day between Tuesday 4 January and Saturday 15 January 2022.
Designated collections days based on your area. Check the website for when your street will have their trees collected.
Alternatively there are drop off points around the borough at the following locations:
- Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre - (during opening hours only)
- Barn Elms Sports Centre, SW13 0DG (opposite Barnes Rugby Centre)
- Squires Garden Centre car park, TW2 5PA
- Old Deer Car Park - TW9 2RA
- Ham Street Car Park - TW10 7RS
- Nelson Road Car Park, TW2 7BB
- Hampton Library Car Park, TW12 2AB
- North Lane Car Park, Teddington, TW11 0HJ
Real Christmas trees will be collected from households over a two-week period from Monday 18 January 2021.
If you want your tree to be recycled, please place it out on Monday 18 January and leave it out until it is collected. It should be gone within two weeks.
Real Christmas trees will be collected in January 2022 between Monday 10 January and Friday 21 January 2022.
Collections will be carried out on the scheduled Garden Waste collection week for your road – this will be on the alternate week but same day as your usual scheduled rubbish collection.
Alternatively, you can drop your real Christmas tree off for free at the designated collection points listed below between Friday 24 December 2021 – Friday 28 January 2022.
- Hanworth Air Park - Car park opposite Hounslow Road TW13 6AA
- Hounslow Heath - Car park opposite, Staines Road TW4 5AR
- Redlees Park - Worton Road car park TW7 6DW
- Bedfont Lakes - Clockhouse Lane car park TW14 8QA
- Gunnersbury Park - Car park via Popes Lane W5 4NH
- Space Waye – North Feltham Trading Estate, Pier Road, Feltham TW14 0TH
- If you are signed up to the garden waste service, you can cut your tree into pieces and place these in your green bin
- Take it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre, Abbey Road NW10 7TJ, but keep in mind that this will be closed on Saturday 25 December, Sunday 26 December and also on Saturday 1 January
Or drop it off at one of the Christmas tree recycling drop off points which will be open Sunday 26 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022.
- Northwick Park: Northwick Park (by the Car Park)
- Preston: Preston Park Recreation ground (Car Park College Road)
- Sudbury: Barham Park (by main car park/Library)
- Wembley Central/Alperton: One Tree Hill (Bridgewater Road)
- Tokyngton: King Edward VII Park (Car park St Johns Road)
- Barnhill: Barnhill Open Space (Top of Barnhill)
- Queensbury: Roe Green Park (Entrance off Kingsbury High Road)
- Chalkhill: Rec Ground/New Linear Park (Chalkhill Road)
- Welsh Harp: Welsh Harp open space (Carpark)
- Fryent: Silver Jubilee Park (Bottom of townsend lane)
- Dudden Hill/Mapesbury: Gladstone Park (Kendal Road Entrance)
- Dollis Hill: Gladstone Park (Kendal Road Entrance)
- Harlesden: Roundwood Park (Main Entrance Harlesden Road)
- Willesden: Villiers Road Pocket Park (Entrance to Villiers Road)
- Willesden: King Edward VII Park (Doyle Gardens next to City Academy)
- Stonebridge: Stonebridge Recreation ground (Car Park at Albert Terrace)
- Kensal Green: Furness Road Pocket Park (Entrance off Furness Road)
- Brondesbury Park: Brondesbury Pocket Park
- Queens Park: Kingswood Avenue entrance
- Kensal Green: Chamberlayne Road (Jct Wakeman Road)
- Kilburn: Woodhouse New Park (Entrance off Albert Road)
Trees will be collected from your home from 3-14 January 2022 on your rubbish and recycling day.
Put your tree out on the front boundary of your property by 6am, with all decorations removed.
If you live in a block or estate, leave it next to your communal bins (not inside them), making sure you do not block access to the bins.
You can also take your tree to Millfields Depot, Millfields Road, E5 0AR from 4 to 30 January, 8am–3pm, Mondays to Fridays, or 8am–12 noon on Saturdays.
Real Christmas trees will be collected throughout January 2022.
Please ensure that your real Christmas tree has all decorations and tree lights removed, is cut in half and is placed at the boundary of your property during January.
Hammersmith and Fulham
Put your tree out for collection before 7am on your regular collection day between Monday 3 January and Friday 21 January 2022.
You can also take your tree to one of the designated drop-off points below.
- Bishops Park (next to cafe, Bishops Park Road/Stevenage Road entrance)
- Cathnor Park (next to the play area, Greenside Road)
- Fulham Palace Road Cemetery (opposite Queensmill Road)
- Loris Road Community Gardens (Batoum Gardens)
- New King's Road (on edge of Eel Brook Common)
- Normand Park (opposite Lillie Road entrance)
- Ravenscourt Park (by football pitch, access by foot via Ravenscourt Park Road)
- South Park (hard standing next to cricket nets, access by foot via Woolneigh Street)
- Wormholt Park (Sawley Road entrance)
- Wormwood Scrubs car park (off Scrubs Lane)
Kensington and Chelsea
Recycle your real tree for free at one of these drop-off points between Sunday 2 and Sunday 23 January 2022:
- Emslie Horniman Park (Kensal Road side) W10
- Sainsbury's, Canal Way (Off Ladbroke Grove) W10
- Little Wormwood Scrubs (Opposite Brewster Gardens) W10
- Kensington Memorial Park (St Helen’s Gardens entrance) W10
- Talbot Road (In front of the church at the top of Colville Gardens) W11
- Cornwall Crescent (Junction with Clarendon Road) W11
- Tavistock Road (Junction with Basing Street) W11
- Pembridge Square (Entering from Pembridge Villas) W2
- Kensington Park Road (Junction with Convent Gardens) W11
- Bramley Road (Junction with Whitchurch Road) W11
- Avondale Park (Walmer Road East entrance) W11
- Holland Park car park, Abbotsbury Road W14
- Palace Gate (Junction with Kensington Gate – near the sculpture) W8
- Campden Hill Road (between Phillimore Walk and Duchess of Bedford Walk) W8
- Lexham Gardens (Opposite Lexham Walk) W8
- Redfield Lane (Start of pedestrian walkway leading to Cromwell Road) SW5
- Ifield Road (Junction with Finborough Road) SW10
- Onslow Gardens (Junction with Ensor Mews) SW7
- Halsey Street (Junction with Cadogan Street) SW3
- Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road SW10
- Pont Street (Junction with Cadogan Square) SW1X
- Royal Avenue (Junction with St. Leonard’s Terrace) SW3
- The Boltons (South side of the church) SW10
- Robinson Street (Pavement area, opposite the church) SW3
- Dovehouse Green SW3
- Westfield Park (Tetcott Road North entrance) SW10
- Kempsford Gardens (Next to Warwick Road) SW5
If you can’t take your tree to a drop-off point, the council can collect it on your rubbish and recycling collection day between Monday 3 and Friday 21 January 2022.
Westminster has over 25 recycling points for real Christmas trees. You can take your tree to a drop-off point between Tuesday 28 December 2021 and until the end of day Tuesday 11 January 2022. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm unless they are in parks, which close at 4.30pm.
You can use the map on their website to check the exact location of the recycling drop-off points.
In Newham, your tree can be collected as part of the garden waste removal service.
- Cut your tree into sizes that are easy to handle.
- Prepare the green waste by leaving it in tied bundles are normal black bin bags so you know how many bags the council needs to collect.
- Apply online and the tree will be collected within 2 working days of your request.
Collection from front of property on usual bin collection day. Make sure the tree is not creating an obstruction. Please note it will not be the same lorry that does the normal waste and recycling collection.
You can also take your tree to Smugglers Way reuse and recycle centre.
In the past, Lambeth council has collected trees on normal waste collection days for recycling in partnership with Veolia. There have also been recycling centres open on Clapham Common, Streatham Common and Lambeth Reuse and Recycle Centre. Check their website closer to Christmas for more information on what plans they have for 2022.
In the past, Southwark council has collected trees on the normal waste collection day. Check their website for more information closer to Christmas about what plans they have for tree collection in 2022.
Christmas trees can be cut up and left in garden waste bins. There will be changes to collections for two weeks beginning on 27 December 2021. Please check the website for when your revised collection date is.
In the past, Greenwich council has collected trees on the normal waste collection day. Check their website for more information closer to Christmas about what plans they have for tree collection in 2022.
If you have subscribed to the garden waste service, you can place your real Christmas tree out for collection on your scheduled garden waste collection day.
If you have not subscribed to the garden waste service, you can book a Christmas tree collection online between 10 and 21 January 2022. To book a collection, use the Christmas tree collection booking form.
Until Sunday 30 January 2022, trees can also be taken to:
- The car park at Firs Farm Park, Firs Lane
- Pymmes Park
- Bush Hill Park
- Bury Lodge Gardens
- Town Park
- Jubilee Park
- Albany Park
- Arnos Park
- Durants Park
- Broomfield Park
- Tottenhall Sports Ground
- Oakwood Park
- Grovelands Park
- Trent Park
Leave trees inside the park gates for collection by park staff.
Christmas trees can also be taken to Barrowell Green Recycling Centre at any time. You must have an appointment to visit the centre.
In January, you can recycle Christmas trees with the usual garden waste collection. Your tree should be placed at the edge of your property boundary and visible to collectors.
Real Christmas trees will be collected from households that have signed up to the garden waste collection service. Make sure you've removed all decorations, cut the tree in half and placed it next to your garden waste bin ready for collection. This service is suspended over the Christmas period and restarts Monday 10 January 2022.
Residents who have not signed up to the garden waste service can take their real Christmas tree to one of the two waste and recycling centres at Thames Road in Crayford and Maidstone Road in Foots Cray for recycling.
Once the festivities are over, you can take your real Christmas tree to the recycling centre in Morden, or they can collect it free of charge if you put your tree out by 6am on Monday 10 January. Put your tree as close as possible to the edge of your property
If you subscribe to the garden waste collection service you can also cut it up and put it in your garden waste bin.
Real Christmas trees will be collected from households and flats in Sutton over a two-week period from Monday 18 January 2021.
Alternatively, you can:
- Take it to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) at Kimpton Park Way (for recycling)
- Cut it up and put it in the garden waste bin (if you are a subscriber)
- Put the tree out alongside the general waste bin on the next scheduled collection day (it will not be recycled)
Please note Kimpton Park Way HRRC will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
To recycle your real Christmas trees and other garden waste, they will open temporary green garden waste sites.
Saturday 8 January 2022: 11am to 4pm
- Bromley, Norman Park (Hook Farm Road entrance off Bromley Common, A21)
- Green Street Green, Salt Depot (Shire Lane 'spur', off Sevenoaks Road)
Sunday 9 January 2022: 8am to 12noon
- Beckenham, Unicorn Primary School (Creswell Drive off South Eden Park Road)
- Biggin Hill, Charles Darwin School (Jail Lane)
Christmas trees can also be recycled at Waldo Road and Churchfields Road reuse and recycling centres (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) - please bring your waste disposal permit.
Residents who are members of the green garden waste wheelie bin collection service can use this service to recycle their real Christmas trees. Trees must be put in the bins for recycling and broken down if necessary.
In the past, Croydon council has offered a service whereby you can leave your tree from a certain date in January outside your property and it will be removed and recycled within 2 weeks. Check their website closer to the time for more information.
You can also take your tree to be recycled at one of the council’s household reuse and recycle centres or if you subscribe to the garden waste collection service you can cut the tree down and put it in your garden waste.
Take your tree to your local waste and recycling centre or if you have a kerbside brown bin collection, leave next to your brown bin on your collection day.
You can leave your Christmas tree on the boundary of your property and it will be picked up within 2 weeks (Monday 10-Friday 21 January 2022), usually on the day of your normal bin collection.
Alternatively, you can take your tree to Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycle Centre.
Barking and Dagenham
Christmas trees are not collected as part of the waste collection but you can take them to the following car parks on these specific dates:
- Wednesday 5 January, 9am to 3pm in Barking Park car park (South Park Drive entrance)
- Thursday 6 January, 9am to 3pm in St Chads Park car park (West Road entrance)
- Saturday 8 January, 9am to 3pm Central Park car park (Bull Lane entrance)
You can take your tree to Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycle Centre.
You can recycle your tree at Gidea Park Sports Ground, Main Road, Romford on Saturday 8 January 2022 between 10am to 2pm.
Garden waste service customer? Cut your tree in half and place it in your green bin with the lid closed on your collection day.