Christmas trees

How to reuse and recycle your real or fake Christmas tree.


  • Artificial trees can be reused each year.
  • Some real Christmas trees can be re-used by planting them outside and digging them up again at Christmas time and replanting after the festive period.


  • You can recycle real Christmas trees in the green waste skips at our household waste recycling centres.

  • Some local district, borough and city councils offer Christmas tree shredding services. Find out how to contact your local district, borough or city council by visiting our other councils web page.