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Christmas tree recycling

​​​​​​​​Don't let your real Christmas tree go to waste after the festive season. Recycle it. We'll collect your real Christmas tree and send it to be turned into compost.

Put your real Christmas tree IN your brown bin

  1. Remove the base and all decorations. You can put the base in your dark green bin.
  2. Chop it up and put it in your brown recycling bin. The trunk needs to be thinner than your wrist.
  3. Your bin lid needs to close.

Put your real Christmas tree BY your brown bin

  1. Remove the base and all decorations. You can put the base in your dark green bin.
  2. Leave your real tree next to your brown bin or caddy when you put your bins out for collection.
  3. We'll collect trees by your brown bin until and including Friday, 18 January 2019.

A young girl in front of a Christmas treeTake your real Christmas tree to a recycling point

Christmas tree recycling points are open from 1 January - 2nd Friday of January when y​ou can drop your Christmas tree off at the following locations:

Castleton Christmas tree recycling points:

  • Bolton Road, open space near Manley Road
  • Castleton Community Centre Car Park, Manchester Road 

​Roc​hdale Christmas tree recycling points:

  • Bentley Street, opposite Clarence Street, spare ground
  • Caldershaw Road, open ground near the school
  • Town Hall Square, rear car park, Rochdale
  • Wasp Avenue, Balderstone Park, Kirkholt

Heywood Christmas tree recycling points:

  • Bank Top or Cherwell Avenue, open space
  • Darnhill, Sutherland Road, car park area by shops
  • Higher Lomax Lane, open space
  • Hopwood Park, car park off Manchester Road
  • Queen’s Park, Queen's Park Road, car park

​​​Middleton Christmas tree recycling points:

  • ​Alkrington Woods Car Park, opposite Golf Club
  • Boarshaw Road, open space
  • Hollins, car park area​, opposite the shops on Waverly Road
  • Kirkway, just off Grimshaw Lane
  • Truffet Park, Bowness Road car park

Norden and Bamford Christmas tree recycling points:

  • Norden Bus Terminus Play Area, Edenfield Road
  • Norden Road, Bamford, opposite shopping precinct
  • St Vincent's Primary School, Edenfield Road

Pennines Christmas tree recycling points:

  • Halifax Road, Smallbridge, off Howarth Green
  • Hare Hill Park, car park next to play area
  • Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, car park area
  • Milnrow Memorial Park, Newhey Road, by car park
  • Wildhouse Lane, lay-by area

Replant potted Christmas trees

Recycle your old potted Christmas tree by replanting it.

Return your Christmas tree

Many shops and garden centres recycle trees if they are returned to them. Check where you bought your tree from.

Artificial Christmas trees

If you no longer require your artificial Christmas tree you can