Christmas tree recycling

Street collection, communal bins, recycling centre, park drop-off sites, community gardens

Please remember to remove all lights and decorations before recycling your Christmas tree

We offer a number of ways to recycle your Christmas tree in Haringey.

Street collections

We can collect your tree for free. Leave the tree in a visible and accessible location in your front garden on collection day, ideally next to your bin(s). Our food/garden waste collection crews will pick it up.

Trees over 3 feet long (1 metre) should be cut in half otherwise we cannot collect them, as they will damage the vehicles.

Communal bins

Leave your tree next to your communal waste container. You can do this until the end of January.

Trees over 3 feet long (1 metre) should be cut in half.

If you live in a block with a communal chute, please do not put your Christmas tree down the chute.

Western Road reuse and recycling centre

You can take your tree to Haringey's reuse and recycling centre in Wood Green.

If you are going to the centre in a van or trailer, you need to pre-book your visit. See the North London Waste Authority website for details.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday – 9am to 4pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day – closed

Drop-off sites in Haringey parks

You can take your tree to designated sites in the following parks from 26 December 2023 to 14 January 2024:

  • Albert Recreation Ground – Bidwell Gardens entrance (near staff depot)
  • Bruce Castle Park – staff depot near Lordship Lane entrance
  • Downhills Park – Downhills Park Road/Keston Road entrance
  • Finsbury Park – Endymion Road entrance (on left of entry)
  • Priory Park – Barrington Road entrance (staff yard on right)

Please only drop off your Christmas trees at the designated site within the park (marked with signs).

The Gardens Residents Association (GRA) community garden

The Gardens community garden will have a Christmas tree recycling point where you can recycle your whole tree. 

Opening times: Tuesday 2 January to Saturday 27 January, 9am to 4pm.

Address: The Gardens Community Garden (GRA), Doncaster Gardens (off Stanhope Gardens), N4 1HX

See the location on Google Maps

Tree recycling is for local residents' use only and not for trade recycling use. No other recycling takes place at this location.