Christmas tree collection Glasgow: Council will recycle your tree for free - full list of collection dates

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Now that Christmas has ended, you might start thinking about taking down your Christmas tree.

While some people will wait until after Hogmanay to bring their tree down, some will want to do it as soon as possible.

However, disposing of a Christmas tree is not always easy. To save you time, we’ve come up with this quick guide on how to get rid of your real tree.

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How do I get rid of a Christmas tree?

Glaswegians are urged to cut up their real Christmas trees into manageable pieces and put them into their brown bins.

Ensure that the lid will close and that the tree will not be wedged in the bin when it comes to collection.

Dates of bin collections

The city council has confirmed that in keeping with previous years, bin collections won’t take place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2 and instead will be carried out two days later - either December 27 or 28 or January 3 or 4.

Trees can also be taken to any of the household waste recycling centres.

  • Dawsholm Recycling Centre, 75 Dalsholm Road, Glasgow G20 0TB
  • Easter Queenslie Recycling Centre, 90 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow G33 4UL
  • Polmadie Recycling Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow G42 0PJ
  • Shieldhall Recycling Centre, Renfrew Road, Glasgow G51 4SA

Open 7 days a week, 8am to 6pm (last entry at 5.45pm).

Find out more information HERE.

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Real trees can also be taken to the following places between January 3-31, 2022: Burrell car park at Pollok Country Park; Alexandra Park, at the car park next to the golf course; and Kelvingrove Park, at the grass area opposite the bandstand.

What happens to the Christmas trees?

Glasgow City Council says that trees deposited in the brown bins or taken to the recycling centre will be sent for composting, while trees taken to the parks will be chipped and shredded on site for use in the parks.

Chippings will be available for the public to take free of charge from Pollok Park.

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