Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire councils and boroughs

Most areas have either :

  • Kerbside collection (in some cases, cut the tree and put in the green waste bin - Some allow the whole Christmas tree to be placed by the kerb), or
  • Drop-off locations or
  • Both

In ALL cases, remove all ornaments, tinsel, decorations, lights, stands, pots, planters, netting, etc.

Some household waste and recycling collections have been slightly delayed as a result of the national shortage of HGV drivers, which is affecting haulage sectors throughout the UK. Most residents will not see any change from their normal waste collections dates as over 98% of all collections are unaffected, but...

Always follow the link (click on the council or borough name) to get the most current information. There are often last minute changes; do NOT assume nothing has changed since we last revised this page!.


Any resident of Berkshire may drop off their tree at any of the collection sites around the borough between Monday after New Year's Day and Sunday in mid-January

  • Reading Borough Council - Drop-off at a recycling centre
    Take your tree to the Christmas tree collection centres across the borough between until mid-January. The trees will be chipped by the Council and used in a range of landscaping schemes across the Borough. Residents are being advised not to be alarmed if they see piles of trees as it takes a few days to get round to each location.
    Albert Road Recreation Ground
    Clayfield Copse
    Hills Meadow
    Rivermead Leisure Centre
    Kensington Road Recreation Ground
    Prospect Park
    Meadway Recreation Ground
    Tilehurst Allotments in Armour Hill
    Palmer Park Sports Stadium
    Whitley Wood Recreational Ground
    South Reading Leisure Centre in Northumberland Avenue
  • Maidenhead - Drop-off at a recycling centre
    Bray car park, High Street
    Ockwells Park, Oxwells Road in Cox Green.
    Hurley car park, High Street
    Stubbings Nursery, Henley Road, Maidenhead
    Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre
  • Windsor and Ascot - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    If you have a green bin, Christmas trees can be left next to the bin on collection day for recycling. If your tree is more than seven feet tall, please cut it in half. .
    Recreation ground car park, Victoria Road, Ascot
    Datchet Village Hall car park, Allen Way
    Recreation ground car park, Haywards Mead, Eton Wick
    Church Road allotments, Old Windsor
    Recreation ground, Robin Willis Way, Old Windsor
    Broomhall recreation ground, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale
    Victory Fields recreation ground, London Road, Sunninghill
    Community Centre, Hanover Way, Windsor
    The Green car park, Wraysbury


  • Bucks - kerbside collection, or drop-off
    Remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and plastic bags from Christmas trees before taking to the recycling centre.
    If you want to put it in your garden waste bin please cut it up to fit in the bin, or cut in half and leave next to the garden bin on collection day. Please check your calendar for garden waste collection suspension.
    Household recycling centres opening hours and locations;
    Waste we do and don't accept


  • Oxford City - kerbside collection, or drop-off
    Real trees - They collect real, bare Christmas trees (free from pots, baubles and tinsel) on your green/brown bin day from early January though the last Friday in January (Wednesday 5 January until Friday 28 January 2022). They will be shredded and turned into compost for local farmland.If you live in a flat, or want to recycle your real tree sooner, you can take it to one of our collection points located across the city. These will be open after Christmas.
    Artificial trees
    that can't be reused again, cane be dropped off at a recycling centre.
    Christmas lights , batteries and small broken electrical items and batteries should be left on top of any bin lid in separate clear bags on your collection day.

    If you live in a flat with shared bins, please recycle your small electrical items using collection banks, and batteries at drop off locations, located across the city.

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