Time to say goodbye to your Christmas tree

Release Date: 07 January 2019

Residents are reminded that the free Christmas tree recycling service will commence from today, Monday 7 January.

From Monday 7 to Friday 18 January, Richmond Council will begin collecting the trees for free on residents’ scheduled collection days. Trees will then be shredded and turned into compost, which will be used to feed plants in gardens, green spaces and flowerpots across the borough.

Residents should leave their trees outside their property, ideally next to recycling containers, on collection day. Please remove all ornaments and stands or pots from your tree. Residents are also reminded not to pile up Christmas trees so that they block footpaths. This is dangerous and also fly tipping, so could be liable to enforcement action if witnessed.

Alternatively you can take your Christmas tree to:

  • Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Townmead Road, Kew
  • Barn Elms Sports Centre, SW13 0DG (opposite Barnes Rugby Centre)
  • Squire's Garden Centre Car Park, Sixth Cross Road, TW2 5PA
  • Old Deer Car Park, TW9 2RA
  • Ham Street Car Park, TW10 7RS
  • Nelson Road Car Park, TW2 7BB
  • Hampton Library Car Park, TW12 2AB
  • North Lane Car Park, Teddington, TW11 0HJ

For more information, visit our Christmas tree recycling page.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P002/19

Updated: 1 February 2019