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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

January 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Bedford's Christmas Tree 2019After the Christmas celebrations are over and all the decorations are down, if you cannot plant your real Christmas tree in the garden, don't forget to recycle it.

23 tonnes of real Christmas trees were collected from the Council's collection points across Bedford Borough last year; make sure yours is one of the lucky ones sent for composting.

Real Christmas trees can be dropped off at one our Christmas tree recycling sites between Saturday 4 January and Sunday 12 January, where they will be taken away for composting. Sites include:

Our Christmas tree recycling sites are again open for two weeks after Christmas, ready for trees to be dropped off for free. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, and getting it composted is a great, green way to deal with your tree after Christmas."

Please make sure all decorations and containers are removed before you drop your tree off.

To get alerts about bin collections, and tips for Christmas recycling sign up to the Council's email bulletins at