It’s easy being green - Council offers free collections for real Christmas trees

As part of Hounslow Council’s ambitions to be ‘cleaner and greener’ it is offering a free collection service for real Christmas trees.

Published: Friday, 5th January 2018

Image of little boy pulling a Christmas Tree

From Monday 8 January – Friday 19 January 2018, the Council is again offering residents with the recycling box service the opportunity to get their real Christmas trees collected and recycled free of charge.

The Council has been running the free service for over ten years.

Residents need to leave their tree out next to their recycling on the designated collection day and it will be collected by the garden waste crews. A full schedule of Christmas tree collections can be found on the Christmas collections page.

All decorations, pots and stands need to be removed before the tree is put out for collection, otherwise the tree will not be collected.

Trees should be left out for collection by 7am on the collection day.

The Christmas tree collection service applies only to properties using the wheelie bin service. Any residents who live in flats should contact Hounslow Council by phone to arrange collection on 020 8583 5555.

Alternatively, residents can take their tree to the borough’s reuse and recycling centre, Space Waye, which is open to the public from 8am-4pm seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council said:

“Hounslow Council remains committed to making the borough cleaner and greener for everyone to enjoy. As well as offering our free Christmas tree collections service, we’ve recently opened a new £22m facility at Southall Lane to handle all the borough’s recycling, which will enable 50 per cent of local waste to be recycled by 2019.

“Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to live a greener lifestyle? You can start by taking advantage of our collection service to make sure that your Christmas tree is recycled.”