Christmas tree Recycling

December 21, 2020

Please dispose of your real / cut Christmas tree responsibly after Christmas.  Fly-tipping Christmas trees is an offence and you could be prosecuted or face a fine.

Trees taken to Recycling and Household Waste sites, or collected by your local council as part of a garden waste collection will be chipped and composted

 

Recycling and Household Waste Sites Instructions
There are 14 Recycling and Household Waste Sites across Leicestershire.

Find your local site here.

Book an appointment before your visit.

You must not book an appointment if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that any branches or tree trunks must be smaller or cut down to less than  1 metre in length. Branches and trunks mush have a diameter of 15cm or less.

Please remove all decorations and lights from the tree.

Districts Instructions
Blaby Blaby District Council will collect real Christmas trees from residents who subscribe to the garden waste collection service.

So that the collection team can safely handle and load the trees onto the vehicle;

  • Larger trees should be reduced/cut so that they are no bigger than the dimensions of your bin
  • Please ensure that the tree could fit into your bin if the bin were empty.
Charnwood Charnwood Borough Council will collect real Christmas trees from residents subscribing to the garden waste collection scheme.

Trees must be under 5ft (1.5mtr) in length and must be put out with garden waste collection (on your usual day) between 4th Jan and 15th January.

Harborough Harborough District Council will provide an extra green bin collection for garden waste subscribers in January. Check your collection date here.

Trees must be cut into lengths of 1m or less.

Hinckley & Bosworth Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will collect real Christmas trees from residents subscribing to their garden waste collection service as part of the usual scheduled collections. Trees must be cut into pieces no longer than 1m.
Melton Residents of Melton who subscribe to Biffa’s green waste club can place real Christmas trees in their green bin. Please cut the tree into sections to allow the lid of your bin to close.
 

North West Leicestershire

This year, residents of North West Leicestershire will need to put real Christmas trees inside their garden waste bins to recycle them. The bin lid should be fully closed so trees may need to be cut down in order to fit. For safety reasons Christmas trees which aren’t in a bin will not be collected.
Oadby & Wigston Oadby and Wigston residents are asked to leave their real Christmas trees at the edge of their property for collection by the garden waste collection crews. This tree collection is available to all O&W residents even if they do not subscribe to the garden waste service.

It is possible to compost Christmas trees at home. You’ll find some advice here.