By now the Christmas decorations should be packed away back into their boxes but if you didn”t manage to get out of the house last week with all the snow, problem now is what to do with your old Christmas tree? Although it just might be a bit too big to fit in your green bin, Christmas Trees can be recycled and … used for mulching and compost purposes.
So how and where can you recycle your tree? Most, if not, all County Councils around the country allow you to recycle your Christmas tree free of charge. All you have to do is bring your tree to a specified / selected drop off point or recycling centre. To find out where your nearest drop off location is check out your local County Council website.
There are also a number of “kerb side” collections. These are mainly provided by private companies for a small fee. Depending on your location and the company, prices can vary between €5 and €10. If you haven”t a Christmas tree collection point nearby, this service is great as your tree will be collected at your home; you don”t have to do anything except have the tree ready and stripped of it’s decorations and they”ll do all the moving!
Two such companies are:
- Christmas Tree Collection.ie who provide a kerb side collection for €9.99 in Urban areas of Cork City, namely Ballinlough, Douglas, Frankfield, Rochestown, Passage West, Carrigaline, Bishopstown and Ballincollig.
- Garden Express Landscaping also provide a Christmas tree collection service in Dublin, again for only €9.
If you are unsure if you are in or within a collection area you can contact the company explaining where you live and they’ll let you know!