How to dispose of your real Christmas tree in Waverley
10th December 2018
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When a Christmas tree ends up in a landfill it decomposes and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas which is bad news for our climate. 

Replant your tree

Replanting is by far the most environmentally friendly option if you have a tree that comes potted in soil, so try to find a space for it in your garden come January.

Garden waste collection service

Garden Waste Collection Service subscribers can put real Christmas trees out with your normal garden waste, on a collection date before the end of January. Remember to remove all tinsel, decorations and any pots or stands.

Christmas tree drop off points

From 29th December you are invited to take your real Christmas tree to any of the following sites:


  • Farnham Park, bonfire site, Folly Hill, Farnham, GU9 0AU
  • Rowledge Rec, car park, Fullers Road, Rowledge, GU10 4BP
  • Glendale Depot, Bourne Mill, Guildford Road, Farnham, GU9 9PS


  • Broadwater Park, Nursery Road, Godalming, GU7 1QD
  • Holloway Hill Rec car park, Busbridge Lane, Godalming, GU7 1QD


  • Haslemere War Memorial Rec car park, Scotland Lane, Haslemere, GU27 3AR
  • Woolmer Hill Sports Ground car park, Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere, GU27 1QA
  •  Cranleigh Village Way Car Park, Village Way, Cranleigh, GU6 8AF

Artificial trees are made from a combination of materials and therefore cannot be recycled. Unwanted trees in good condition may be accepted by charity shops for re-sale and re-use. If you want to dispose of a synthetic Christmas tree, you can take it to your local community recycling centre.

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