Free Christmas tree recycling scheme returns for 2023


Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Cartoon figure wearing green top with SHBC logo and yellow hardhat with Steve written on it. Giving thumbs up. Background of snowy scene with Christmas trees.Surrey Heath Borough Council's popular free Christmas tree recycling scheme is back this festive season. 

A record number of more than 3,000 Christmas trees were collected for recycling in Surrey Heath in January 2022, helping to make our Greenspace team leader Steve smile from ear to ear!   

The face of our real Christmas tree recycling scheme is hoping for an even bigger number of trees to be collected this time around – so bring your trees to one of our 15 recycling points from 5-15 January and help #MakeSteveSmile!   

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 & Community Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans said: “We're so pleased to be able to offer this popular free scheme again this year.   

“Its environmental focus supports our climate change priorities, and the woodchips are recycled for use in our parks and greenspaces, so we all benefit." 

The sites where Christmas trees can be dropped off are:   

  • Heatherside Park (near the recreation ground), GU15 1AY  
  • Watchetts Road Car Park, GU15 2UZ 
  • Old Dean Recreation Ground, GU15 4AF  
  • Prior Heath Car Park, GU15 1DA  
  • Frimley Green Recreation Ground, GU16 6JZ  
  • Mytchett Recreation Ground, GU16 6JD   
  • School Lane, Bagshot, GU19 5BP 
  • Lightwater Recreation Ground, GU18 5SJ   
  • Windmill Field, Windlesham, GU20 6QA  
  • Clews Lane open space, Angelica Road, Bisley, GU24 9HD  
  • Rosewood Way, West End, GU24 9XG 
  • 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 Community Recycling Centres

Read more about our free Christmas tree recycling scheme