Recycle your Christmas Tree in Croydon – 2016 details

Croydon Council is offering the usual arrangements for recycling of Christmas trees again this year.  Christmas trees can be recycled at the council’s Reuse and Recycle Centres or at specific drop off points across the borough.

You have until 9 January 2016 to leave a tree at one of the special drop-off points for collection starting on Sunday January 3.

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Croydon Council say, 

“With almost one million Christmas trees thrown away each year in London alone – and fewer than 10% of those being recycled – it is important that we remember to recycle our tree.

If you opt for a real Christmas tree this year, do not forget to take it to one of the council’s designated recycling collection points between Friday 1 and Saturday 9 January.

At other times, Christmas trees can be taken to any of the council’s reuse and recycling centres – but please remember to remove all tinsel and decorations before taking it to be recycled.”

Trees needing to be disposed of after 9 January can be taken to one of the borough’s three reuse and recycling centres.

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Christmas tree collection points:

Ashburton Ashburton Park, access from Tenterden Road
Coulsdon East Grange Park, Canon’s Hill
Fairfield Oaks Road/Coombe Road car park
Heathfield Addington Park car park, Gravel Hill
Kenley Kenley Residents’ Association, Oaks Road green
New Addington Central Parade car park
New Addington Fisher’s Farm reuse and recycling centre, North Downs Road
Norbury Granville Gardens car park
Purley Upper Woodcote Village RA,Woodcote Village green
Purley Purley Oaks reuse and recycling centre, Brighton Road
Sanderstead Occasionally Yours, Limpsfield Road
Selsdon Selsdon Recreation Ground, access from Woodlands Gardens
Shirley Monks Orchard green
Shirley Shirley Park RA, Green Court Gardens green
South Norwood Whitehorse Meadow, Parry Road
Upper Norwood Secret Garden, Westow Street
Waddon Wyevale Garden Centre, Waddon Way
Waddon Factory Lane reuse and recycling centre, Factory Lane

This service is for recycling Christmas trees only.  Please remove all decorations before leaving your tree for collection.

Reuse and recycling centres locations and opening times:

Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR8 1DG
Monday to Sunday: 8am – 3.30pm

Factory Lane, West Croydon, CR0 3RL
Monday to Saturday: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 8.30am – 4pm

Fishers Farm, North Downs Road, New Addington, CR0 0LB
Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Alternatively, a local business, Croydon Treecycle, are offering a collection service for £10 from your home on your regular recycling day.  Click here for details.

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Whatever you decide, please don’t fly-tip or bin your tree!

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