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An overview of your options for recycling your Christmas tree in Warwickshire.

  • Composting a Christmas tree at home can be tricky unless you already have a garden shredder or are willing to rent one.  The leaves and needles are resistant to normal compost conditions and the trunk will be too large to compost down completely.  If you do manage to shred the tree, we recommend using the material as a mulch, but it will make your soil more acidic.  Find out more information on composting at home.
  • Take to your nearest Recycling Centre.  You don’t need to chop the tree up, but please do make sure any decorations and lights have been removed first.  At the recycling centre, simply place in green waste section where it will be sent away to be shredded and composted at a commercial composting site.  Please pre-book your recycling centre visit.  
  • Check with your local Council if you can leave it at the kerbside with your green bin.  Warwickshire is covered by five different collection authorities.  Visit their website to find out about recycling in your area

This year there will be a real tree collection service across Coventry and some areas of Warwickshire between 14th, 15th and 16th January.  A charity fundraising event, run by volunteers in aid of Pass the Smile for Ben and The Myton Hospices. Registration closes at midnight Sunday 8th January.  Please check the Coventry and Warwickshire Charity Xmas Tree Recycling Facebook page to see if the service is available in your area. 

Published: 13th December 2022

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