Recycle your Christmas tree kerbside or at collection points


West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees.


Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next scheduled garden collection from Tuesday 7 January. Trees should be cut up and placed inside their licensed garden bin.


However, if their garden waste bin is full, the tree can cut up and left next to the full bin for collection. Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.


Cllr Norman McRae, cabinet member for Environment, said: “Last January more than 9,500 tonnes of garden waste was recycled in West Oxfordshire – this included Christmas trees – so let’s see if we can increase that in 2020.


“Putting your tree into the garden waste bin makes disposing of it quick and easy but if you’re not signed up, we’ve organised collection points across the district.”


Anyone, including those who are not garden waste customers, can take their tree along to one of the Council’s collection points on Saturday 11 January.


  • Witney: Witan Way Car Park G (near the Cook Shop), 9-11am
  • Carterton: Black Bourton Road car park (behind the Town Hall), 1.30-3.30pm
  • Chipping Norton: New Street car park, 9-11am

Trees will be taken to the composting facility that processes garden waste.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB