A new service will be offered in London this year to get rid of your Christmas tree.
The City of London will be collecting trees curbside, so more of them can be composted instead of being sent to a landfill. All temporary Christmas tree drop-off locations that were available in years past are permanently closed.
Pick-up days depend on your collection zone. Zones C, D, and E will be picked up on Saturday, January 7th. Zones A, B, and F will be collected on Saturday, January 14th. For help determining your zone, you can visit the City’s Zone Finder, look in your garbage calendar, or download the My-waste App.
All you need to do is make sure your lights, decorations and tinsel have been removed from the tree before taking it out to the curb, and do not put it inside a plastic bag. Make sure trees are placed within one metre of the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection, but no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before.
In the event of a snow delay, try to make sure the tree doesn’t become buried.
If you don’t want to wait for the pick-up day, Christmas trees and other holiday greenery can be dropped off at any of London’s four EnviroDepots.