Time to say goodbye to your Christmas tree

Release Date: 02 January 2018

Residents are reminded that the free Christmas tree recycling service will commence from Monday 8 January 2018.

From 8 to 19 January, Richmond Council will begin collecting the trees for free on 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 are reminded that trees won’t be collected if they’re still decorated, not real, in soil or in a pot or stand.

Alternatively you can take your Christmas tree to:

  • Re-use and Recycling Centre, Townmead Road (Pedestrian access is restricted)
  • Barn Elms Sports Centre, SW13 0DG
  • Squire's Garden Centre car park, Sixth Cross Road, TW2 5PA
  • Old Deer Car Park, TW9 2RA
  • Ham Street Car Park, TW10 7RS

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 Lyle Skipsey on 020 8487 5182. 

Reference: P002/18

Updated: 31 January 2018