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What to do with your Christmas tree when the festive season ends

Published: 20 December 2019

Christmas Tree Disposal What to do with you Christmas tree when the festive season ends

Everyone loves a Christmas tree – but please make sure you think about where it is going to go when the festive season is over.

Garden Waste customers can put their real Christmas trees out with their brown bin or ECC garden sacks, if required for a one-off collection on their first scheduled collection of the year.

See for details of collections in your area.

We would encourage everyone else to take their tree to the recycling centres on Exton Road in Marsh Barton and Pinbrook Road, off Pinhoe Road, near Pinhoe Aldi.

Visit for further details of recycling centeres in Devon.

Please be aware that we won’t be collecting trees with grey.

Last Christmas, Hospiscare collected and recycled over 500 Christmas trees with help from Coastal Organics, raising over £5,000 to support people diagnosed with a terminal illness.

This year, they’re aiming to collect over 1,000 trees to raise even more money to help local people.

As well as helping Hospiscare ensure more patients and their families receive the care they need, by supporting the Christmas Tree Collection you are guaranteeing your tree will be recycled and put to good use in the environment.

There’s an easy way to get rid of your tree AND help local people with a terminal diagnosis.

Volunteers are needed. If you’d like to help our tree recycling campaign by offering your time to help, Hospiscare is looking for volunteers and/or people with vans who will be willing to donate a day (or half a day) to help.

Register to have your Christmas tree collected by visiting (link no longer exists)

Collections will take place between 11–17 January, 2020. If you can help, contact Louise Jones -

For more information about Christmas recycling visit (link no longer exists)

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