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Christmas tree recycling

Love your tree

Every year, Islington Council collects and recycles residents' Christmas trees from collection points or directly from council estates and properties.

Don't let your real Christmas tree go to waste after the festive season. Recycle it. 


Remove the base and all decorations before putting your real Christmas tree out for collection. 

Drop off recycling points

Christmas tree recycling points are open from Monday 04 January - Wednesday 20 January, 2021 when you can drop your Christmas tree off at the following locations:

The Reuse and Recycling Centre, Hornsey Street also accepts green waste and Christmas trees all year round.

Please note that these are for the public to drop off their trees for recycling. They are not for commercial waste and enforcement action will be taken if commercial operators try to use them. 

Businesses must make separate arrangements for their trees to be collected. Please contact or ring 020 7527 4900 for details of our Christmas tree recycling service. 

Artificial Christmas trees

If you no longer require your artificial Christmas tree you can:

Street properties

Please put your real tree on the edge of your property or take it to one of our drop off points.

Put out your tree on your normal collection day between Monday 4 January and Friday 15 January and it will be collected a little later in the day and sent for recycling.  

Islington Council Estates

Put out your tree for recycling at your estate’s designated drop-off point on Wednesday 13 January and Wednesday 20 January. Trees put out on other dates may not be recycled. 

Flats above shops

Put out your tree for recycling on Tuesday 5 January (twelfth night) for collection from Wednesday 6 January. Any remaining trees on the street will be collected by night crews.   

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