Westminster has 26 recycling points for real Christmas trees. You can take your tree to a drop-off point between Saturday 29 December and Sunday 13 January 2019. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm unless they are in parks, which close at 4.30pm.
Recycling your Christmas tree is easy and helps the environment as it goes to make woodchip and soil-improver. Any trees dumped at other sites won't be composted.
Please remove all decorations, stands and netting from the tree before bringing it to a recycling point.
There are no changes to commercial waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.
Find out more about commercial waste collections.
The Mobile Recycling Centre outside Warwick Avenue tube station will be closed on Saturday 22 December 2018.
The Mobile Recycling Centre will also be closed on Saturday 29 December, Saturday 5 January and Saturday 12 January 2019 to make way for the real Christmas tree recycling site.
Reduce wrapping paper usage with ‘furoshiki’, a Japanese-style of wrapping presents with material which can be reused.
Give your Christmas cards a new lease of life by cutting them up to make gift tags for next Christmas.
The following can be put in your mixed recycling bags, boxes and bins:
All non-paper gift wrap, wrapping paper and gift bags, such as foil-based wrapping or bags, should be put in your rubbish. If the gift wrap, wrapping paper and gift bags spring back once you scrunch them, these materials should be put in your rubbish.