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Christmas Tree Recycling Details

December 29, 2020 5:28 PM

Christmas TreeAfter the Christmas celebrations are over and all the decorations are down, if you cannot plant your real Christmas tree in the garden, you can recycle it at one of a number of drop-off sites around Bedford Borough.

Over 14 tonnes of real Christmas trees were collected from Bedford Borough Council's collection points across the borough last year; make sure yours is amongst those sent for composting this year.

Real Christmas trees can be dropped off at one the Council Christmas tree recycling sites between Thursday 31 December and Monday 11 January, where they will be taken away for composting. Sites include:

  • Hillgrounds Road, Kempston - Opposite the shops near Hartwell Drive
  • Jubilee Park, Bedford - Opposite North Lodge, Canvin Way
  • Milton Ernest Garden Centre - Radwell Road
  • Mowsbury Park car park - off Kimbolton Road
  • Podington Garden Centre - High Street, Podington
  • Roxton Garden Centre - Bedford Road, Roxton near A1 Black Cat roundabout
  • Seasons Garden Centre, Wilstead - Bedford Road, Wilstead
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre - Barkers Lane, Bedford. (You must book an appointment to visit this site. Please visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre Webpage for more information and to make a booking.)

Liberal Democrat Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said: "Our Christmas tree recycling sites are open for two weeks after Christmas from New Year's Eve, ready for trees to be dropped off for free.'

"Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, and getting it composted is a great, green way to deal with your tree after Christmas."

Please make sure all decorations and containers are removed before you drop your tree off.

To get alerts about bin collections, and tips for Christmas recycling sign up to the Council's email bulletins at www.bedford.gov.uk/stayconnected