Christmas tree recycling

Recycle your real Christmas tree

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

  • Put it in your brown bin - to put a real Christmas tree in the recycling 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. If it's thicker, you'll need to take it to a Christmas tree recycling point.
    3. Your bin lid needs to close.
  • Replant it - you can recycle your old potted Christmas tree by replanting it.
  • Return it - many shops and garden centres recycle trees if they're returned to them. Check where you bought your tree from.

Christmas tree recycling points

Christmas tree recycling points are open from Thursday, 28 December 2023–Tuesday, 16 January 2024.

There are Christmas tree recycling points across the borough where you can drop off your Christmas tree.

Castleton Christmas tree recycling points

Heywood Christmas tree recycling points

Middleton Christmas tree recycling points

Norden Christmas tree recycling points

Pennines Christmas tree recycling points

Rochdale Christmas tree recycling points

Christmas tree collections with Springhill Hospice

Springhill Hospice will also be collecting real Christmas trees across the borough of Rochdale from Friday, 12 January 2024–Monday, 15 January 2024.

For a minimum donation of £10, Springhill Hospice can collect your tree from the following postcode areas;

  • OL10
  • OL11
  • OL12
  • OL14
  • OL15
  • OL16
  • M24

To book a Christmas tree collection with Springhill Hospice:

Trees must be left in an accessible place outside your property and will be collected any time between 8am on Friday, 12 January 2024 and 4pm on Monday, 15 January 2024.

The trees will then be taken to the Hospice where they will be recycled and turned into chippings. The chippings are then used for pathways and garden beds within the Hospice grounds.