Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East
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Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East

Wondering where to recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East this year? We’re bringing you a full list of options…

Embracing the spirit of sustainability this holiday season extends beyond the festivities themselves. As the joyous moments of Christmas pass, it’s essential to consider the eco-friendly disposal of our cherished Christmas trees.

In the North East, a region brimming with natural beauty and environmental consciousness, there are abundant opportunities to responsibly recycle these beloved symbols of the season.

Here are a few places where you can recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East…

Local Household Waste And Recycling Centres

Newcastle City Council has three household waste recycling centres, where you can leave your Christmas tree. This also includes any artificial Christmas trees.

The sites for disposal are located at:

Brunswick Industrial Estate, Sandy Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 7BA

Open: 8am to 6pm daily.

Glasshouse Street, off Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AH

Open: 8am to 6pm daily.

Walbottle Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8HY

Open: 9am to 6pm.

Alternatively, check your local household waste and recycling centre for the nearest location and their opening times.

Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East: Durham

Durham County Council offers complimentary Christmas tree pickups throughout January. To arrange for your tree to be collected, simply fill out an online form available here until 7 January.

Upon making your collection request, the council will provide you with the starting week for the tree’s pickup. The collection can occur on any day within that designated week.

St Teresa’s Darlington Hospice

On Saturday, 6 January, and Sunday, 7 January St Teresa’s Darlington Hospice will be collecting trees across DL1, DL2, DL3, DL4, and DL5, seeking donations to support their cause. 

For trees up to 6 feet, a suggested minimum donation of £8 is appreciated, while trees over 6 feet can be donated for £12.

Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East: Teesside Hospice

Instead of struggling with pine needles in your car, let Teesside Hospice collect the tree from your home in exchange for a donation that will support their care for patients with terminal illnesses.

Those with postcodes from TS1 to TS23 are encouraged to register until 8 January for the collection, and the friendly volunteers will come to collect your tree on 11, 12 and 13 January.

Wakefield Hospice

The volunteers at Wakefield Hospice will be out from 7 January to 14 January collecting trees in the areas of WF1, WF2, WF3, WF4, WF5, WF6, LS26, LS27, and S75.

For a minimum donation of £15, their team will pick up your tree from outside your property. Your tree will then head to Woolley Christmas Tree Farm, where it’ll be chipped to help grow new trees for future Christmases!

Simply place your tree in an accessible spot outside your property from 8 am on Sunday, 7 January and their team will collect it within seven days.

Where to Recycle your Christmas Tree in the North East: Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm

Covering areas: all of HX, HD6 and OL 14 / 15, Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm will be taking bookings via phone or email to come and collect your Christmas tree until 12 January.

For a small donation of either £10 or £12, depending on your tree size, they will recycle your tree and the money will go to local charities.

Simply leave your tree outside your property by 9 am on the agreed collection date.

Tynedale Hospice

Every year post Christmas Just Helping is working with local charities, communities and volunteers to organise Christmas tree collection and this year they are working to raise vital donations for Tynedale Hospice.

The collections will start from 11 January until 12 and the registration for the collection closes on 7 January. Make sure your tree is free of any decorations and simply leave your tree outside from 8 am.