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Recycle your Christmas tree

Once the festivities are over, you can take your real Christmas tree to the recycling centre in Morden, or we can collect it free of charge.

If you subscribe to our garden waste collection service you can also cut it up and put it in your garden waste bin.


  • Remove all the decorations.
  • Put your tree out before 6am on the day collections start. The date for January 2022 will be announced nearer the time. If you put your tree out later than this we may not collect it.
  • Put your tree your tree as close as possible to the front edge of your property, where it is visible from the pavement, without blocking access or the pavement.
  • Trees will be collected by the end of January at the latest. After this date, if you see a tree on the pavement that has not been collected, please report it as a fly-tip.

Reduce waste: buy a tree with roots

If you have a garden, why not buy a Christmas tree with roots? You can replant it in a tub or in your garden and use it again the following year.

Not only does this cause less waste, the tree also absorbs carbon dioxide while it grows during the year.