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Give your real Christmas tree the chop


Christmas tree recycling 2019Bring your real Christmas tree to one of our Christmas tree chipping points on Sunday 6 January 2019, so it can be transformed into plant bedding:

  • Berkhamsted: Water Lane Car Park (behind Tesco), HP4 3AP            
    8.30am - 3pm
  • Hemel Hempstead: Dacorum Borough Council, Cupid Green Depot, HP2 7BA   
    8.30am - 3pm
  • Tring: Tring Garden Centre, HP23 5HF                        
    10.30am - 4.30pm   

If you would like your Christmas tree chippings back to use in your garden to prevent weeds, please remember to bring your own bag. Any unclaimed chippings will be made into compost.

Missed the date?

You can cut your tree into pieces and store it in your green bin until collections start again in the spring.

Trees can also be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead or Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted. Trees left at any other recycling sites will be treated as fly-tipping and you could be prosecuted.

Can’t get your tree to a recycling site?

Local scout groups in certain areas are offering to collect trees from your home for a minimum donation. For a collection from:

(Scout groups only: All Scout groups must show a Dacorum Borough Council issued permit and valid ID on the day in order to dispose of more than five Christmas trees at our sites. If you are a new Scout group that needs to register for a free permit with us, please email r4d@dacorum.gov.uk by Thursday 3 January at the latest. If you do not provide a permit, along with valid ID, you will be turned away and will be unable to drop off your trees.)

More information

For more information on Christmas tree recycling, please visit our Christmas recycling page.

For more information on recycling, please see our bins and recycling page or call 01442 228000 and ask for Waste Services.