Christmas Tree Recycling

With the new year almost upon us we know many of you will be taking down decorations in the coming days and weeks. We therefore wanted to provide information on how you can dispose of your Christmas Tree in Haringey for free and ensure it is recycled. The following is a message we’ve received from our local councillors with advice on how to dispose of your tree

Christmas Tree Recycling – kerbside collections and drop-off points

Haringey are offering a number of ways to recycle your Christmas tree, but before you use any of them please remember to remove all lights and decorations.

1. 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.

If you live in a block with a communal chute, please do not put your Christmas tree down the chute.

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

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 4 weeks after Christmas Day.

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

This service will be available at:

– 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)

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 (GRA)
Doncaster Gardens (off Stanhope Gardens)
N4 1HX

– Remove all decorations and lights
– You can recycle your whole tree
– Doncaster Gardens tree recycling is for local residents use only and not for trade recycling use
– No other recycling takes place at this location

For more information on Christmas Tree recycling, please view this webpage.