Give your Christmas tree a green goodbye

Residents can recycle their real trees for free this Christmas as the council aims to make this the borough’s greenest festive break.

Real trees will be collected and recycled between Monday 13 January and Monday 27 January 2020 inclusive.

Trees should be placed as close as possible to the front boundary of residents’ properties on Monday 13 January. It must be visible from the kerbside without blocking access or the pavement.

Decorations must be removed from the trees, which should also be taken out of any pots.

Residents should note, their tree may not be collected on the same day as normal recycling and refuse collections.

Alternatively, residents subscribed to the council’s garden waste collection service can cut up their tree and put it in their bin and it will be collected as part of the normal garden waste collection.

Residents in properties with communal bins should leave trees outside the bin store but make sure they do not block access. Flats above shops and other homes with no frontage should put trees out on normal collection days.

“Please help make this Christmas Croydon’s greenest ever and take advantage of our free collection and recycling service for real trees. You’ll also save yourself a bit of time and effort over the festive season.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon


If your real tree is missed during this two-week period you can:

  • Take it to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Factory Lane, Fishers Farm or Purley Oaks. Trees must not be left outside the recycling centre.
  • Put it out next to your rubbish bin on your next collection day, although your tree will not be recycled on the same day.
  • Cut it up and put it in your garden waste bin if you have a subscription.
2019-12-13T11:44:33+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Recent news|