Recycling and rubbish

Christmas tree recycling

Love your tree, don't dump it!

Do not dump your tree on the pavement, at recycling sites or street corners. This is fly-tipping and is illegal.


All decorations need to be removed and only real Christmas trees will be collected.

Drop off recycling points

Between 30 December - 20 January 2018 you can drop your Christmas trees at these locations:

  • King Square Gardens
  • Barnard Park, Charlotte Terrace
  • Highbury Crescent, near playground entrance
  • Elthorne Park
  • Spa Fields (off Northampton Road)
  • Tufnell Park, Campdale Road
  • Paradise Park, Lough Road / MacKenzie Road entrance

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

Street properties

From 6 January put your tree on the edge of your property for collection on your recycling day or take your tree to one of the drop off points.

Islington Council Estates

We will collect Christmas trees on 6, 13 and 20 January. Please check with your caretaker where your collection point is on your estate. Residents on other estates should bring their tree to one of the drop off points or check with their landlord.

Flats above shops

Place your tree out on 12th night (6 January) at your normal recycling collection point.

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