Recycling Christmas trees is a great way to give them a second life and contribute to environmental sustainability. 

Here are some tips on how to recycle Christmas trees:

Check Local Recycling:

Many communities have Christmas tree recycling programmes. Check with your local waste management or to find out if they offer pickup or drop-off locations.

Drop-off Locations:

Waterford Council recycling centres will accept Christmas trees for recycling. Confirm the operating hours and any specific instructions for tree drop-off.



Some places offer mulching where Christmas trees are chipped into mulch. This mulch can be used for landscaping or in parks.


DIY Mulching:

If you have the means, you can chop up your Christmas tree into small pieces and use the wood chips as mulch for your garden. Ensure the tree is free of ornaments, tinsel, and any other decorations before mulching.

Donation for Wildlife:

If possible, consider placing the tree in your garden (without decorations) to provide shelter for birds and other wildlife during the winter months.


Before recycling or repurposing your Christmas tree, make sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel, and ornaments. These items can contaminate the recycling process.