Please note: the Hornsey Reuse and Recycling Centre closed on Monday 23 June. There is a new centre at Western Road, Wood Green, N22 (just off Coburg Road). See our leaflet for more details (PDF, 800KB).

Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your tree at Christmas

Help to cut carbon emissions and protect our parkland. When it is time to get rid of your Christmas tree, remember that it can be recycled and the bark shavings used in council gardens.

There are three possible ways to recycle your Christmas tree in Haringey, but before you use any of them please remember to remove all lights and decorations.

  1. If you receive a green garden waste collection, you can cut your tree into smaller pieces (maximum length 1 metre or 3 feet) and put it out for collection. It is essential that your tree is cut into smaller pieces, otherwise it cannot be collected
  2. Christmas trees can also be taken to Haringey's Reuse and Recycling Centres:
    • Hornsey Centre - 35 High Street, N8 7QB
    • Tottenham Centre - Park View Road, N17 9AY
    • Opening times:
      • Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm
      • Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pm
  3. Alternatively, you can take them to designated sites in the following parks from Monday 6 January - Sunday 26 January 2014:
    • Albert Road Recreation Ground (Staff yard) - Bidwell Gardens, N11
    • Bruce Castle Park (Staff yard) - Lordship Lane, N17
    • Down Lane Recreation Ground (Staff yard) - Park View Road, N17
    • Downhills Park (Staff yard) - Downhills Park Road, N17
    • Finsbury Park (Staff yard) - Endymion Road, N4
    • The Gardens Community Garden - Doncaster Gardens, N4
    • Priory Park (Staff yard) - Barrington Road, N8
    • Woodside Park (Staff yard) - High Road, N22