Christmas Tree Recycling

Compost your Christmas tree

In many locations, for a small donation, you can arrange for your Christmas tree to be collected by a few local charities, Diverse Abilities, Lewis Manning and Dorset Mind.

Please check if they are collecting in your area and book early to arrange your collection to avoid disappointment. 

Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities will be collecting in the following postcodes BH1-BH18, BH21, BH23 1, BH23 2, BH23 3 and BH31. Collections run from Saturday 8 – Monday 10 January 2022. 

Visit Diverse Abilities to find out more.

Lewis Manning

Lewis Manning will be collecting from postcodes BH1 through to BH23. Collections run from Saturday 8 January – Friday 14 January 2022.

Visit Lewis Manning to find out more.

Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind will be collecting from postcodes BH1 – BH25, BH31, DT11. Collections run from Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 January 2022.

Visit Dorset Mind to find out more.

Upton Country Park

Alternatively, you can take your Christmas tree to Upton Country Park for composting. Residents will be able to bring their real trees to be recycled in the entrance car park at Upton Country Park from 27 December 2021 to 10 January 2022. Please note we only accept real trees.

Recycling Centres

You can also take your tree to our Recycling Centres for composting:

  • Nuffield Road, Poole (BH17 0RS)
  • Millhams, Longham (BH11 9LQ)
  • Wilverley Road, Christchurch (BH23 3RU)

Please note, these sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Garden Waste service

If you’ve signed up to our Garden Waste service for 2022, you can cut up your Christmas trees and place them in your garden waste bin ready for the first collection in February 2022.

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