Sussex (East and West Sussex): Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

Sussex (East and West Sussex) 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!.

  • East Sussex -
    You can find drop off points locally or, if chopped up into manageable pieces, you can recycle them via kerbside garden waste schemes. Alternatively, you can take them to your tip (household waste recycling centre).Check with your local borough or district council about how you can recycle your Christmas tree.
  • Mid-Sussex -
    There will be temporary sites where you can drop off your real Christmas tree for recycling. These sites will be open between Friday 31 December 2021 and Friday 14 January 2022 (inclusive). Details of each site can be found on the map and table
    Christmas Tree Recycling Sites List
    Number Town/Village Site Address Post Codes
    1 Ardingly Ardingly Recreation Ground High Street RH17 6TB
    2 Ashurstwood John Pears Field Wall Hill Road RH19 3TQ
    3 Albourne Village Hall The Street BN6 9DH
    4 Bolney Recreation Ground The Street RH17 5PF
    5 Bolnore The Woodside Pavilion 120 Middle Village RH16 4GJ
    6 Burgess Hill Cyprus Road Car Park Cyprus Road RH15 8DX
    7 Burgess Hill Football Club Maple Drive RH15 8DL
    8 Copthorne Humphreys Field Borers Arms Road RH10 3LH
    9 Crawley Down Haven Sports Field Hophurst Lane RH10 4LJ
    10 Cuckfield Whitemans Green Recreation Ground Whitemans Green RH17 5HX
    11 East Grinstead Imberhorne Lane Car Park Imberhorne Lane RH19 1TZ
    12 East Grinstead Chequer Mead Car Park De La Warr Road RH19 3LY
    13 Handcross Recreation Ground High Street RH17 6HG
    14 Hassocks Dale Avenue Car Park Dale Avenue BN6 8LW
    15 Haywards Heath Beech Hursts Garden Car Park Butlers Green Road RH16 4BB
    16 Haywards Heath Heath Road Car Park Heath Road RH16 3BB
    17 Horsted Keynes Recreation Ground Car Park Lewes Road RH17 7AF
    18 Hurstpierpoint Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road BN6 9SJ
    19 Lindfield Lindfield Common West Common RH16 2ED
    20 Poynings Rushfield Plant Centre Henfield Road BN45 7AY
    21 Sayers Common Berrylands Farm Recreation Ground Berrylands Farm BN6 9XH
    22 Scaynes Hill Scaynes Hill Common Church Road RH17 7NH
    23 Turners Hill Recreation Ground East Street RH10 4RA
    24 West Hoathly Finches Field Car Park Church Hill RH19 4PN
    Last updated: 26 November 2021
  • West Sussex -
    Real Christmas trees can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) and placed in with the garden waste to ensure it is recycled into compost. If you live in Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham or Worthing areas, and subscribe to a garden waste collection, you can place your real Christmas tree out for collection. Please note in Horsham your tree should be cut up and put inside your garden waste bin. In Mid Sussex, you can take your real Christmas tree to a designated collection point for recycling. For more information please check with your local district or borough council.

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