Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Just leave it out on your normal collection day

Christmas trees are now being recycled for free as part of the council’s regular refuse and recycling service.

Recycled trees are shredded and turned into compost.

Leave your tree at the front of your property where it can be clearly seen. Residents are strongly advised not to leave trees on pavements unless there is nowhere else at the front of their property to leave it. Trees should only be left out on normal collection days and not before.

Residents who live in blocks of flats should leave their trees near to their refuse bin store, making sure they do not block access to the bin store.

You can also take your tree to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth.

If your tree has not been collected by January 16, email your address to

There will be no refuse and recycling collections on New Year's Day. Refuse will be collected the following day instead

January 2 collections will be made on January 3, and if your rubbish is due to be collected January 3, it will be collected on Saturday January 4 instead. The normal timetable will be fully restored on Monday, January 6.

For more information about refuse and recycling services over the New Year break, plus details of other frontline council services over the holiday period, visit

Please ensure you recycle as much as possible over the new year period. Plastic and glass bottles, dry paper and card and plastic food trays can all be recycled. For details of what can and cannot be put in orange bags and banks, visit

Leftover food cannot be recycled and should be put in with normal rubbish. For tips on how to avoid wasting excess food go to


January 6, 2014