Here’s How to Recycle your Christmas Trees!

If you were wondering how to recycle your Christmas Trees, once Christmas is over,  Cotswold District Council has that covered if you have a green garden waste licence! 

When the garden waste service resumes on Monday 8 January, the Council will pick up real Christmas trees for households with a garden waste licence on their first scheduled collection day following the break in service. Trees can be left whole at the kerbside.

If you don’t have a green garden waste licence:

To make it easier for all households to dispose of their trees, the Council is also partnering again with three local garden centres to provide convenient drop off points:

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU
  • Batsford Garden Centre, Batsford, GL56 9QB
  • Hillier Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP

Trees need to be dropped off by Thursday 18 January and will go on to be composted.

Alternatively, real Christmas trees and excess recycling can be taken to one of Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs), including the Fosse Cross site near Cirencester. The HRCs are shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents wishing to visit a Household Recycling Centre must book in advance by visiting: