Following the success of the scheme over the past two years, Surrey Heath residents can recycle their real Christmas tree for free in 2019 as part of a Council-run scheme – and help maintain the Borough’s parks at the same time.

Between 5-19 January 2019, Surrey Heath Borough Council will be running 15 drop off sites across the Borough, where residents can drive in and leave their ‘real’ Christmas tree in a designated area.

At the end of this period, the trees will be chipped and the resulting wood chippings will be used to replenish paths in our parks.

Last year, more than 800 trees were recycled via the scheme, which helped restock paths in Frimley Lodge Park.

Surrey Heath Places and Strategy Portfolio Holder Cllr Craig Fennell said: “This popular scheme has several benefits, for residents, our parks and the environment in general, and I encourage people to use it once the festive period comes to an end.”

The sites where Christmas trees can be dropped off are:

  • Heatherside Park (near the recreation ground) GU15 1AY
  • Watchetts Road Car Park GU15 2UZ
  • Old Dean Recreation Ground GU15 4AF
  • Prior Heath Car Park GU15 1DA
  • Frimley Green Recreation Ground GU16 6JZ
  • Mytchett Recreation Ground GU16 6JD
  • School Lane, Bagshot GU19 5BP
  • Lightwater Recreation Ground GU18 5SJ
  • Windmill Field, Windlesham GU20 6QA
  • Clews Lane open space, Angelica Road, Bisley GU24 9HD
  • Rosewood Way, West End GU24 9XG
  • Yorktown Car Park, Camberley GU15 3AU
  • Clarence Drive, Camberley GU15 1JT
  • Woodend Road Car Park,Deepcut GU16 6SD
  • Chobham Car Park, Chobham GU24 8LZ

Christmas trees can also be dropped off at Community Recycling Centres, or put in your brown garden waste bin if you are subscribed to the scheme.

FLP plaque marking first year of Christmas tree recycling scheme in 2016-17

Restrictions apply: only real Christmas trees can be accepted for this event, and all decorations must be removed from the trees before they are left at the drop-off points.