Richmond Council

Recycle your Christmas tree

NewsResidents of Richmond Borough can throughout January have their Christmas trees easily recycled free of charge using the Council’s tree collection service.

Any trees left out with your normal recycling will be collected and recycled until January 18th – just ensure that all decorations, stands and pots are removed, the pavement isn’t blocked and most importantly that the trees are real (yes sometimes they are not). Please try to leave your tree easily accessible along with your bins on your normal collection day.

Due to high demand, if it isn’t collected on the day, residents are advised to leave it out again the following week again on collection day. Trees will still be collected after the 18th but will be sent to landfill instead of being composted in windrows.

Last year a whopping 20,000 trees were recycled from the borough – a huge increase on the 14,000 from the year before so let’s try to break that record again! If you have any queries about this service contact the Council at

You can also be drop them off yourself for recycling at Wickes and Squires Garden Centre until the end of January 2013.

“Teddington – saving the environment one bottle at a time!” Photo: Philip Holland.

Richmond is a borough that has embraced recycling and this is more apparent after Christmas! Recycling sites in the area were overflowing not long after Christmas as we all embrace the year with a festive bottle-laden hangover.


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