Free Christmas tree recycling
Published: Tuesday 31st December 13
Christmas trees will be recycled for free from Thursday (January 2) as part of the council’s regular refuse and recycling service.
Recycled trees are shredded and turned into compost.
Leave your tree at the front of your property where it can be clearly seen. Residents are strongly advised not to leave trees on pavements unless there is nowhere else at the front of their property to leave it. Trees should only be left out on normal collection days and not before.
Residents who live in blocks of flats should leave their trees near to their refuse bin store, making sure they do not block access to the bin store.
You can also take your tree to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth.
There will be no refuse and recycling collections on New Year's Day. Refuse will be collected the following day instead
January 2 collections will be made on January 3, and if your rubbish is due to be collected January 3, it will be collected on Saturday January 4 instead. The normal timetable will be fully restored on Monday, January 6.
For more information about refuse and recycling services over the New Year break, visit Christmas and New Year collections.
Please ensure you recycle as much as possible over the new year period. Plastic and glass bottles, dry paper and card and plastic food trays can all be recycled. For details of what can and cannot be put in orange bags and banks, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/recyclefromhome.
Leftover food cannot be recycled and should be put in with normal rubbish. For tips on how to avoid wasting excess food go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.