How to recycle your Christmas tree in Preston, South Ribble, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Wyre and West Lancashire

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The Winckley Square Christmas tree Pic: Stephen Riley
The Winckley Square Christmas tree Pic: Stephen Riley

Now that the festive period is winding down, the Christmas decorations will soon be packed away for another year.


But many people will be left unsure what to do with their real Christmas trees.

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We have compiled a list of all the Christmas tree recycling dates and information for councils in and around Preston.

The latest news updates in your area can be seen below

Preston City Council

Garden waste subscribers in Preston are able to have their tree recycled by chopping it up and putting it into the brown bin. Brown bin collections restart on 11 January.


People who do not subscribe to garden waste can pay Ā£5 for their tree to be collected by the council. The collection dates are:

  • Thursday 7 January 2021
  • Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Thursday 21 January 2021
  • Thursday 11 February 2021

More information and a link to book a collection can be found here.

South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council will not be offering a tree collection service.

Residents subscribing to the garden waste collection scheme canĀ dispose of trees in their brown bin by cutting them to fit in the bin or they can be taken to theĀ Household Waste Recycling Centre on Flensburg Way.

Read more: Plea not to overwhelm recycling centres in Preston and Lancashire after Christmas

Wyre Borough Council

Christmas trees will be collected by Wyre Council on the usual recycling days between 11 January to 22 January.

Trees are to be placed next to the blue recycling bin before 7am.

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Christmas trees can be cut up and placed in green bins for normal collection.

Trees can also be placed with bins on the first green bin collection day from Monday 11 January 2021.

Fylde Borough Council

Trinity Hospice are offering to collect real Christmas trees from households in Clifton, Kirkham, Lytham St Annes, Newton, Singleton, Staining, Wesham, Westby with Plumptons and Wrea Green. Collections will be taking place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021.

Real Christmas trees can be taken to one of the temporary collection points from Monday 4 January 2021 to Thursday 14 January 2021:

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  • Coastguard Station, North Beach car park, Lytham St Annes
  • Marine Bowling Club car park, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
  • Lowther Gardens, West Beach, Lytham St Annes
  • Rawstorne Sport Centre car park, Bush Lane, Freckleton
  • Elswick Village Hall car park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
  • William Segar Hodgson car park, Coronation Road, Kirkham
  • Newton Hall Park car park, School Lane, Newton with Scales
  • Staining Village Hall car park, Chain Lane, Staining

Real Christmas trees collected by Trinity Hospice or taken to one of the designated collection points will be planted on St Annes beach as part of the ongoing sand dunes restoration project. 

Trees can also be chopped up an put into the green bins for collection.

More information can be found here.

West Lancashire Borough Council

Anyone who wants to dispose of a real Christmas tree can chop it up and place it in their brown bin if they have subscribed to the garden waste service.

If will be collected by the Waste Team when garden waste collections resume in the week beginning 4 January 2020.

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