Christmas tree

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Residents are being encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Monday 18 January. Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin.

However, if the garden waste bin is full, the tree can be cut up and left next to the full bin for collection. Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before being put out.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Last January more than 9,800 tonnes of garden waste, including Christmas trees, was recycled in West Oxfordshire. Let’s do even better in 2021.

“Putting your tree into the garden waste bin makes disposing of it quick and easy but if you’re not signed up, we’ve organised collection points across the district.”

Anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to one of the Council’s collection points on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Saturday 16 January

9am-11am

Black Bourton Rd Car Park, Carterton

Saturday 16 January

1pm-3pm

New St Car Park, Chipping Norton

Sunday 17 January

9am-11am

Witan Way, Car Park G, Witney

Trees will be taken to the composting facility that processes garden waste.

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

01993 861616

communications@westoxon.gov.uk

Notes to editors

The fortnightly garden waste collection service costs £30 per bin, per year and runs from 1 April to 31 March. For more information see westoxon.gov.uk/garden