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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 Thursday 2 January - Tuesday 21 January, 2020 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.

Recycling points are for resident use only. Use by traders or commercial enterprises will be classified as fly-tipping. CCTV cameras are in operation. 

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.

We will collect your tree on your normal recycling collection day between 2 January and 21 January (as per your Christmas collection schedule). 

Islington Council Estates

Christmas trees will be collected on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 January. Please check with your caretaker where your closest collection point is.

Check with your landlord for your collection arrangements if you are a resident in a private mansion block or private estate. You can also take your tree to one of the drop off points.

Flats above shops

Place your tree at your normal recycling collection point on 6 January.

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