West Midlands: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

West Midlands 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!.


  • Herefordshire - drop-off at a recycling centre
    To dispose of a real tree, just take it to one of our household recycling centres where it will be composted with garden waste. It may not be left kerbside or in a Green Bin nor Black bin. Look out for local Christmas tree recycling schemes at Christmas. Find your local tip and recycling centre


  • Telford & Wrekin Council - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    You can cut your real Christmas tree down so it fits inside your green bin for a kerbside collection.
    Alternatively you can take them to either of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).
    View more information about Telford HRCs


  • Staffordshire - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    Local hospices have a Christmas Tree Collection service for a small donation. The money raised from donations will be used to support local people and their families living with a terminal illness.
    Katherine House Hospice will collect from postcodes; ST12, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18 ST19, ST20, ST21 WS11, WS12, WS15. Please book your collection before 7th January.
    St Giles Hospice will collect from Lichfield, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Burton, Rugeley, Burntwood and surrounding areas. Please register your tree for collection .
    Dougie Mac - Christmas tree collection service in conjunction with Brown Recycling.
    WHEN?: 7th / 8th / 9th January 2022
    WHERE?: ST1 / ST2 / ST3 / ST4 / ST5 / ST6 / ST7 / ST9 / ST11 / ST12
    All we ask is you make a suggested £10 donation to the hospice to support our 24 hour palliative care services.
    Drop it off at a household waste disposal and recycling centres have the facility for it be recycled. Find your nearest recycling centre and opening times to drop it off.
    Between 2 January and about a week later, you can also drop your tree at:
    Fletcher's Garden Centre, Eccleshall
    The Allotments Car Park, Gnosall
    The Green Recycling Centre, Barlaston


  • Warwickshire - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    Real Christmas trees may be collected alongside your green wheeled bin please check with your local council.
    Take your real Christmas tree to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre and place in the green waste container/skip.
  • Stratford-on-Avon - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    A real Christmas tree can put this next to the green garden waste bin. Trees over five foot tall should be cut in two.

West Midlands

  • Birmingham - drop-off at a recycling centre
    Birmingham City Council has a free tree recycling service for local residents from January 1 to 10, at the following locations.
    Lickey Hills Country Park (at Warren Lane),
    Sheldon Country Park (Old Rectory Farm off Ragley Drive)
    Sutton Park (Visitor Centre adjacent to Town Gate) .
    And possibly, Woodgate Valley Country Park (Visitor Centre off Clapgate Lane) (It was offline in 2021, in use for covid testing)
    If you are unable to access any of the dedicated Christmas tree recycling sites, residents can take trees at any of the city's five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).Residents will need to book a slot to visit their local HRC, but the recently-upgraded system now allows same-day booking with just two hours' notice - slots must be booked in advance via the HRC website.


  • Worcestershire - kerbside collection, or drop-off at a recycling centre
    Residents can use their brown garden waste bin, when collections resume in March, but it must be cut to fit inside the bin.
    St Richard's Hospice will collect trees, for a donation, with prior sign up. The charity will collect and recycle Worcester residents' trees
    Drop off trees at a household waste recycling centre. Homeowners can put trees in skips at the household waste recycling centre on Bilford Roadfrom 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
    Another skip is usually provided at the centre on Hallow Road from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.
    Artificial Christmas Trees cannot be recycled via your green bin. They may be suitable for reuse through a local reuse network such as Freecycle or Freegle. There are now a large number of reuse groups on Facebook.Otherwise Artificial Christmas trees should be placed in the waste to landfill container.

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