Make Steve Smile! Free Christmas tree recycling scheme returns in 2022


Wednesday, 15 December, 2021

Image of Steve, Surrey Heath Borough Council Greenspace Officer

Our popular free Christmas tree recycling scheme will be back again this festive season.    
More than 1,300 Christmas trees were collected for recycling in Surrey Heath in January 2021, 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 4-16 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 Places and Strategy, Cllr Rebecca Jennings-Evans, said: “This is always a really popular scheme and we are thrilled to be able to offer it again this year.  
“This environmentally-friendly scheme sees the woodchips being recycled for use in our parks and greenspaces, so we all benefit. 
“Please bring your real Christmas trees along to the drop-off points in the new year, and do your bit to Make Steve Smile!” 
The sites where Christmas trees can be dropped off are:  
Drop Off Location Postcode
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 dropped off at Community Recycling Centres.