Christmas tree collections and drop-offs

Christmas tree recycling

Christmas trees will be shredded and turned into compost to be used in Hackney’s parks and gardens. Remember to take all the decorations off and save them for next year.

Real tree collection

Trees will be collected from your home from 4-15 January on your rubbish and recycling day.
Put your tree out on the front boundary of your property by 7am, with all decorations removed.

If you live in a block or estate, leave it next to your communal bins (not inside them), making
sure you do not block access to the bins.

Normal garden waste collections will be suspended for this period (4-15 January), with
standard service resuming on 18 January.

Real tree drop-off

You can also take your tree to Millfields Depot, Millfields Road, E5 0AR from 4 to 31 January, 8am–3pm, Mondays to Fridays, or 8am–12 noon on Saturdays.

Page updated on: 8 January 2021

Hackney Recycling


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Phone line: Mon to Fri: 8am - 5pm