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Christmas tree recycling

Love your tree

Every year, Islington Council collects and recycles residents' real 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. 

Only real Christmas trees will be collected. 

Please do not dump your Christmas trees on the pavement or at public recycling sites.


All decorations including the base, need to be removed from real Christmas trees before they are put out for collection. 

Drop off recycling points

Drop-off points are in parks between 4-15 January 2022.

You can drop off your real Christmas tree 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 recycling points are for resident use only. They are not to be used for commercial waste and enforcement action will be taken if commercial operators try to use them. Use by traders or commercial enterprises will be classed as fly-tipping. CCTV cameras are in operation.

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 with the rest of your recycling on your property on your scheduled recycling day or take it to one of our drop off points (as listed above).

We will collect on your normal recycling collection day between 4-15 January 2022.

Islington Council Estates

If your estate has a lumber point, please put your tree there - there will be two special collections on 2 and 16 January 2022. After this date, you can still put your tree at the lumber point, however it will not necessarily be recycled.

If your estate does not have a lumber point, please put your tree with your estate recycling bins. We will collect on your normal recycling collection day between 4-15 January 2022. 

Flats above shops

Place your tree out for collection on Thursday 6 January at your normal rubbish collection point.

Private/non LBI council housing blocks 

Please contact 020 7527 2000 to arrange a chargeable bulk collection of your Christmas trees for recycling between 4-15 January 2022.



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