Hampshire: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
Hampshire 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
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!.
- Hampshire - drop-off
Real trees will be composted if you take
it to your local HWRC or can be shredded into chippings which are then used locally in parks or woodland areas. Local authorities often arrange
drop-off points or special collections of 'real' trees in early January and advertise the dates this will take place with any other changes to
collections over the Christmas period.
Please check with your local district, borough or city council to see if they will be collecting Christmas trees as part of their festive bin collections days. For more
information visit: https://www.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-day