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Recycle your Christmas tree

Once the festivities are over, you can take your real Christmas to be recycled at 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.


January 2020 collections

Put your real Christmas tree out by Monday 13 January and it will be collected by Monday 27 January. If your tree has not been collected please report it to us by contacting 020 8274 4902.

Remove all the decorations and place your tree as close to the boundary of your property as possible, making sure that it is visible from the pavement, without blocking access or the pavement.


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.