Christmas trees (real)

Depending on where you live, you might be able to recycle your real tree at home. Everyone living in Greater Manchester can take their Christmas trees to any recycling centre for free. Your local council may offer Christmas tree drop of points and some charities may offer a collection service,

Before recycling your Christmas tree please:

  1. Remove all decorations and fairy lights
  2. Take off the base or wooden block if your tree has one

You can put some real Christmas trees in your food and garden bin at home. If you’re going to recycle your tree this way, make sure you cut it up first. The other thing to remember is that your tree trunk can’t be any thicker than your wrist. You can take large trunks and wooden bases to your local recycling centres.

Looking for local drop off points? You can take your Christmas tree to any of our 20 recycling centres in Greater Manchester for free. Just make sure you transport your tree safely and take note of the 2-metre height barrier! If you’re planning on using a van, pick-up truck or a twin-axle trailer to dispose of your tree, you need to apply for a permit.