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Christmas tree recycling

Posted on 6 January 2020

Each of the Districts and Boroughs around West Sussex has different collections or drop-off schemes in place for your real Christmas tree this year, so we've put together a helpful guide for residents:

Adur & Worthing: all residents can place trees out for collection with weekly garden waste collections from 13th January, although if they are very large - over 6ft - please cut them in half so that they fit into the truck

Arun: trees need to be cut up and placed in the brown bin, with the lid closed

Chichester: residents that subscribe to the Garden Recycling Service can leave their real Christmas tree out with their collection to be recycled. Residents may also be interested to know that St Wilfrid’s Hospice are running their own charity collection scheme. From 6th – 20th January, St Wilfrid’s volunteers can collect your Christmas tree direct from your home in return for a donation. Chichester District Council are helping by making sure all the trees collected are then recycled. 

Crawley: one real Christmas tree per household can be recycled with the first GREENbin garden waste collection in the New Year (if you have subscribed to the service).  Please remove all decorations and place it by the side of your GREENbin.  

Horsham: trees can be cut up and placed in to the garden bin for collection.

Mid-Sussex: there will be collection points in the district where residents can drop off Christmas trees; they are open until Friday 10th January 2020. Most of the collection points are in MSDC car parks.

Alternatively real trees can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site and placed with the green waste.

Fake trees that still have use can be donated to charity shops or offered via online services such as Freecycle. If they have gone past being usable they can be taken to the HWRS and placed in the general waste container.