Recycle your Christmas tree for free in Surrey Heath

A young girl walking through a snowy grove of Christmas trees.

Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Christmas tree recycling scheme is back this festive season.

A record number of more than 3,400 Christmas trees were collected for recycling in Surrey Heath in January 2023 via the scheme.

In the new year, residents can bring their real Christmas trees to one of our 15 recycling points from 3-21 January, and do their bit for the local environment – and the planet!

Once collected, the trees will be chipped, with the woodchips used to top up paths in our beautiful parks and green spaces.

Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture Cllr John Skipper said: “We're pleased to be able to offer our free Christmas tree recycling scheme for residents again this year.

“Its environmental focus supports our Net Zero priorities, and with the resulting woodchips being used in our fantastic parks and greenspaces, we all benefit.”

Map of Christmas tree recycling points.

The sites where Christmas trees can be dropped off are:

Drop-off Location Postcode
Heatherside Park (near the recreation ground) GU15 1AY
Watchetts Recreation Ground GU15 2SR
Old Dean Recreation Ground GU15 4BD
Prior Heath Car Park, Camberley GU15 1DA
Frimley Green Recreation Ground GU16 6JY
Mytchett Recreation Ground GU16 6JD
School Lane, Bagshot GU19 5BP
Lightwater Playing Fields GU18 5SJ
Windmill Field, Windlesham GU20 6QL
Clews Lane, Bisley GU24 9DQ
Rosewood Way, West End GU24 9XA
Yorktown Car Park, Camberley GU15 3AU
Clarence Drive, Camberley GU15 1JT
Woodend Road Car Park, Deepcut GU16 6SD
Chobham Car Park, Chobham GU24 8LZ

Restrictions apply: Only real Christmas trees can be accepted, all decorations and lights must be removed from the trees prior to drop off.

Christmas trees can also be chopped up and placed in garden waste bins by subscribers to the Garden Waste scheme, or dropped off at local Community Recycling Centres.