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Christmas treeChristmas tree recycling

After Christmas, you can take your real Christmas tree to our reuse and recycling centre in Morden, or we can collect it for free.

Reuse and recycling centre

You can take your Christmas tree to the Garth Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, and place it in the green waste for composting.

Household collections

We collected and composted real trees for free between 5 and 25 January 2015. If your tree was not collected please complete the missed collection form.

The trees we collect are either composted or turned into chippings which will be used as a mulch to spread on flower beds.

When leaving your tree out for collection, please remove the decorations and place your tree at the front of your property from 6am, where it can be clearly seen from the road, but not on the pavement.

Reduce waste: buy a tree with roots

We encourage residents to buy Christmas trees with roots rather than cut trees, as this allows them to be replanted. You could replant them in a tub or in your garden to reuse each year. This is extremely beneficial for the environment, as the tree will absorb carbon dioxide while growing throughout the year.

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Contact us

Waste Services
63-69 Amenity Way

Telephone: 020 8274 4902

This page was last updated on Wednesday 28 January 2015

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