Christmas tree recycling

Ealing Council is asking residents to recycle their real Christmas trees so they can be turned into compost instead of going to landfill.

The council will be picking up real Christmas trees from the doorstep and residents can also drop off used trees for recycling at the borough’s parks.

Residents can leave their Christmas tree – with all decorations removed - out with the weekly refuse and recycling collections until Friday 18 January. It should be placed at the front of the property and not on the pavement where they can cause obstruction. If the tree is larger than 6ft in height or the trunk is more than 20cm in diameter, it should to be cut in two for collection.

Residents can also take real Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes to a number of venues across the borough during the month of January, including many parks, open spaces and car parks – listed below. Trees collected from parks will be turned into compost.

Real Christmas trees (with all decorations removed) can be taken to:
• Acton Green Common
• Acton Park
• Berkeley Fields (Berkeley Avenue entrance)
• Churchfields, Hanwell (car park)
• Cleveland Park
• Ealing Central Sports Ground (Horsenden Lane South entrance)
• Ealing Common (Junction of Grange Road and the Common)
• Elthorne Park (Boston Road entrance)
• Islip Manor Park (Eastcote Lane car park)
• North Acton playing fields
• Perivale Park (Cowgate Road entrance)
• Pitshanger Park
• Ravenor Park (Oldfield Lane South and Ruislip Road entrance)
• Rectory Park (Parkfield Drive entrance)
• Southall Park (Green Drive entrance)
• Southfields Park -Spikes Bridge Park (West Avenue entrance)
• Springfield Gardens (Rosemont Road entrance)
• Walpole Park (Lammas Park Gardens entrance)

The Re-use and Recycling centres accept all garden waste, including Christmas trees, for recycling. These centres are located at Stirling Road, Acton and Greenford Road, Greenford. Please note that the weighbridge at the Greenford centre closes at 3.30pm.