Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Saturday 8th January 2022 - Sunday 9th January 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Registration for recycling your Christmas tree with St Clare closed on Wednesday 5th January at 12 noon.

We will be collecting trees on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of January 2022.

Please note that only real spruce, fir and pine trees can be collected and recycled.

Please ensure that your tree is easily accessible outside your property for our team to collect. 

Last January, our Christmas tree recycling programme raised over £14,500 for the Hospice, recycled over 960 trees, and reduced individual travel to dispose of trees at the peak of the pandemic.

Thank you to all who signed up this 2022!

The postcodes we’re collecting from this year

This year we will be collecting from the following postcode areas:

CB10, CB11, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM6 1, CM6 2, CM16, CM5, EN9

Thank you to this year’s sponsors, Dunmow Skip Hire and HTS Group, for their support. Working in partnership with Just Helping.


When will the collection take place?

The collection will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January 2022.

Can I register on the day?

Unfortunately, all trees need to be booked in advance. Registration closes on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Where are you collecting?

CB10– Ashdon, Church End, Elder Street, Great Chesterford, Great Sampford, Hempstead, Hinxton, Ickleton, Little Chesterford, Little Walden, Radwinter, Saffron Walden, Sewards End, Steventon End, Wimbish Green

CB11 – Arkesden, Clavering, Debden, Elmdon, Hill Green, Landley, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Lower Green, Newport, Rickling Green, Saffron Walden, Wendens Ambo, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington

CM16 – Coopersale, Epping, Epping Green, Harlow, North Weald Bassett, Theydon Bois, Thornwood Common

CM17 – Foster Street, Harlow, Hastingwood, Matching Green, Matching Tye

CM18 – Harlow

CM19 – Harlow, Hoddesdon, Roydon, Roydon Hamlet

CM20 – Eastwick, Gilston, Harlow

CM21 – Allen’s Green, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth

CM22 – Ardley End, Bedlar’s Green, Bishop’s Stortford, Elsenham, Great Hallingbury, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hatfield Heath, Henham, Little Hallingbury, Molehill Green, Sawbridgeworth, Sheering, Smith’s Green, Spellbrook, Start Hill, Takeley, Takeley Street, Ugley, Ugley Green, Woodside Green

CM23 –Berden, Bichanger, Bishop’s Stortford, Farnham, Manuden, Spellbrook, Thorley Street

CM24 – Burton End, Stansted Mountfitchet

CM6 1 – Barnston, Great Dunmow, High Roding, Leaden Roding, Little Canfield, Margaret Roding, Smith’s Green, White Roding / White Roothing

CM6 2 – Little Easton, Brick End, Thaxted, Monk Street, Mill End, Molehill Green, Bardfield End Green, Brozted, Duon Hill, Great Dunmow, Great Easton

CM5 – Abbess Roding, Chipping Ongar, Clatterford End, Fyfield, High Ongar, Little End, Moreton, Shelley, Toot Hill, Wilingale

EN9 – Breach Barns, Broadley Common, Bumble’s Green, Chingford, High Beech, Lower Nazeing, Nazeing, Sewardstone, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross

How much is it?

We are asking for a suggested donation of £12 per tree collected.

How does it work?

When you register your tree, it will put your address into our system for it to be collected. We will then have a generated list for our volunteers for trees to be collected.

We cannot guarantee a specific time or whether it will be the Saturday or Sunday, so please ensure your tree is left out in an accessible location on the address provided by 8am on Saturday 8th January.

 Why are you doing this?

We are doing this to raise funds and awareness of the Hospice in the targeted postcodes.

 What is the benefit for me?

There’s no need for you to get your vehicle dirty with pine needles or waiting at the local tip! We will collect the tree from your property and 90% of the funds go straight to the Hospice. There’s no need to venture out in cold – we’ll do that for you!

What do I need to do with my tree on the collection day?

Your tree must be left at the front of your property by 8am on Saturday 8th January.

Your tree must have all decorations and tree stands removed.

To ensure a contact free collection, please leave your tree in an accessible location at the front of your property.

Do I have to be in?

No. Just leave it in your designated place ready for us to collect providing we can access it.

Who will be collecting it?

We will have a team of wonderful volunteers who give up their own free time to collect trees.

Can I volunteer?

Yes please! Please contact Ellie Gale on 01279 773750 or email [email protected]

What if we have adverse weather conditions?

At that time of year the weather can be unpredictable, especially in some rural areas. We shall endeavour to get to you within the specified days but our volunteers will not be travelling in risky conditions. If it is windy please try to keep your tree from blowing away by anchoring it if you can.

What should I do if you don’t collect my tree?

Please don’t be concerned if we don’t collect your tree on the Saturday, we are collecting until late afternoon on the Sunday. If we still haven’t collected your tree by Monday morning, please contact Ellie on 01279 773 750.

What happens to my tree once it is collected?

Your tree will be collected from your home and taken to be recycled by being chipped and turned into compost.


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