London Borough of Croydon

Christmas tree

We want to make it as easy as possible to recycle your waste this Christmas, so this year we’ve introduced a free Christmas tree recycling service for all kerbside properties in the borough! If you don’t live in a kerbside property, you can use one of the Christmas tree collections points around the borough. See below for more information and for details of the changes to collections during the festive period.

Christmas tree recycling service

This year we are introducing a new Christmas tree collection service for residents that live in kerbside properties. The service runs from Monday 8 January to Friday 19 January. All you need to do is put your real Christmas tree next to your landfill bin on your collection day.

Before you put your tree out for collection, please make sure you have removed all decorations, stands and pots. If these have not been removed, your tree may not be collected.

Christmas tree collection points

If you don’t live in a kerbside property, you can still recycle your real Christmas tree for free by taking it to a collection point between Sunday 7 January to Sunday 14 January. Real Christmas trees will not be collected after these dates.

Please do not leave your real Christmas tree at a collection point after 14 January as it will considered to be fly-tipping, for which you can face a penalty.

Before you put your tree out for collection, please make sure you have removed all decorations, stands and pots. If these have not been removed, your tree may not be collected.

Please check below for your nearest collection point.

Ward

Collection point

Ashburton

Ashburton Park (access from Tenterden Road)

Coulsdon East

Grange Park, Canon’s Hill

Fairfield

Oaks Road / Coombe Road car park

Heathfield

Addington Park car park, Gravel Hill

Kenley

Kenley Residents’ Association, Oaks Road Green

New Addington

Central Parade car park

New Addington

Fisher’s Farm Reuse and Recycling Centre, North Downs Road

Norbury

Granville Gardens car park

Purley

Upper Woodcote Village Residents’ Association, Woodcote Village Green

Purley

Purley Oaks Reuse and Recycling centre, Brighton Road

Selsdon

Selsdon Recreation Ground (access from Woodlands Gardens)

Shirley

Monks Orchard Green

Shirley

Shirley Park, Green Court Gardens Green

Waddon

Factory Lane Reuse and Recycling centre, Factory Lane

Map showing collection points and reuse and recycle centres