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Christmas Tree Recycling 2024

We will all be taking down the Christmas decorations in the coming days and weeks. Below is information on how you can dispose of your Christmas Tree in Haringey for free and ensure it is recycled.

Christmas Tree Recycling – Kerbside Collections & Drop-off Points

Haringey are offering a number of ways to recycle your Christmas tree. (please remember to remove all lights and decorations).

Kerbside property collection:

Your tree can be collected for free if you are eligible for 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/wheelie bins – you can do this until the end of January.

Important: trees over 3 feet long (1 metre) should be cut in half otherwise they cannot be collected.

Communal bin property collection:

The council can collect your tree for free, simply leave your tree next to your communal waste container – you can do this until the end of January.

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 limited time period.

You can take your tree to designated sites in the following parks from 26 December 2023 to 14 January 2024:

  • 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)

Please only drop off your Christmas trees at the designated site within the park (marked with signs).

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.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm (closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day)

The Gardens Residents Association (GRA) Community Garden

The Gardens Community Garden will also have a Christmas tree recycling point from Sunday 2 January 2022 until Sunday 30 January 2022 – open between 9am to 4pm only.

The Gardens community garden will have a Christmas tree recycling point where you can recycle your whole tree.

Opening times: Tuesday 2 January to Saturday 27 January, 9am to 4pm.

Address: The Gardens Community Garden (GRA), Doncaster Gardens (off Stanhope Gardens), N4 1HX

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