Wales: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
Wales 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!.
- Anglesey - There is NOTHING about Christmas trees
online for ANglesey.
The best I can find is the link to the
local recycling sites. I presume you can take your tree there.
Clwyd (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham)
Dyfed (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire)
- Carmarthenshire - drop off
Before entering, you will need to have the following with you to show to the site attendant:
Confirmation of your appointment
Proof of residency, one of the following - Driving licence, your current Council Tax bill, a utility bill,
(no older than 3 months)
Permit if your vehicle requires one.
Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen)
- Blaenau Gwent - kerbside
The council's waste department usually provides a service to collect and recycle your Christmas tree from Monday after New
Contact C2BG on 01495 311556 to register your details or please register on My Council Services to register a collection day for your tree.
- Caerphilly - kerbside collection, drop-off at a recycling centre
Drop off your tree at a
household waste recycling centres at Trehir,
Penmaen, Full Moon (Crosskeys), Rhymney, Penallta and Aberbargoed.
All residents must present a valid driving licence to access their local
household waste recycling centre.
Kerbside - Cut up into manageable pieces and place out for garden waste collection
- Monmouthshire - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
Garden waste permit holders can have their tree collected kerbside in March when garden waste collection resumes.
Drop-off trees at the
council's household recycling centres at Usk, Five Lands, Llanfoist and Mitchel Troy. You must book a slot in advance before you visit a Recycling Centre.
- Newport - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
Kerbside collection in garden waste bin collections in March,
Kerbside - sooner by paying the council a fee
Drop-off - at the Household
Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC
- book a slot), in Docks Way
- Torfaen - drop-off at a
Drop-off - at the Household Waste Recycling Centre
- Gwynedd - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
Kerbside collection - If signed up for the garden waste service, put Christmas trees out next to your brown bin on garden waste collection day
and they will be collected on the first collection in the new year.
Drop-off - Christmas trees at any Gwynedd recycling centre, in Bangor the
recycling centre at Llandygai Industrial Estate, LL57 4YH
Mid Glamorgan (Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
- Powys - drop-off at a recycling centre
Drop-off at the nearest community recycling site (with a green waste skip) or household
waste recycling centre.
Many local hospices, through HelpingHands and their volunteers, collect Christmas trees from your kerbside for a
You can enter your postcode to check if there is a Christmas tree collection
in your area
South Glamorgan (Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan)
Cardiff - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
Kerbside collection: Cardiff will be collecting Christmas trees throughout January.
Make sure your tree is presented correctly
Put your tree on the kerbside loose.
Do not cut up your tree.
Do not place your tree in your green wheelie bin or
white re-usable sack.
Please take care to remove all Christmas decorations.
Drop-off: Christmas trees can be brought to a
Recycling Centre and placed into the garden waste skip.
Book a recycling centre appointment.
They also run a Christmas tree drop off in Heath Park Community Centre on Saturday 8 and
Sunday 9 January 2022 from 10am to 4pm.
Your tree will need to be brought loose, we cannot accept any netting, sacks or bags.
Vale of Glamorgan - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
They collect real Christmas Trees on your normal collection day usually one week in mid-January. They post it on their Facebook page. Simply
place your tree out for collection alongside your recycling before 7.00am. Please note:
Only real trees are able to be collected for
All decorations and soil will need to be removed
If longer than 6 foot, please cut down to this size
Trees need to be placed
out for collection before 7.00am
If you miss your collection day, Christmas trees can also be taken to both
Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Barry Recycling Centre
Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry, CF63 3RF.
Llandow Recycling Centre
Industrial Estate, Gluepot Road, CF71 7PB.
West Glamorgan (Neath Port Talbot, Swansea)
- Swansea -
They don't mention Christmas trees, but presumably, like
everywhere else, you can take them to a recycling centre. Or put them inside the
garden waste bin to be collected in the Spring.
Many local hospices, through HelpingHands and their volunteers, collect Christmas trees from your kerbside for a donation.
You can enter
your postcode to check if there is a Christmas tree collection in your area