Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Saturday 5th January 2019 - Sunday 6th January 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM6

New for 2019, you can Recycle Your Christmas Tree with St Clare to help us raise vital funding!

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of January 2019, we will be out and about in the local community, collecting Christmas trees for recycling! This fantastic, new recycling programme is an eco-friendly way to dispose of your tree after the yuletide season, whilst also helping your local hospice charity.

It costs £10 (as a donation to St Clare) to have your Christmas tree collected. Your tree will then be chopped down into wood chippings and recycled – the perfect way to start the year, best ‘green’ foot forward!

We are collecting trees in the following areas: 

CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM6

It costs £10 as a donation to St Clare to have your Christmas tree collected. Please note that only real spruce, fir and pine trees can be collected and recycled. 

Registration is now closed!

For more information, please get in touch with our Community Fundraiser Rachel Lines on 01279 773734 or email 



How do I register?

The Go Live date for the website is 15th November which can be accessed on:

If you register your tree here, it will be collected on the 5th or 6th of January. Before the 15th November – you can still register your interest by calling Rachel on 01279 773 734 and you will receive a call or email to let you know that the website is live.

When will the collection take place?

The collection will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January.

Can I register on the day?

Unfortunately, all trees need to be booked in advance. We will not collect any trees on the way as volunteers are not permitted to accept cash.

Where are you collecting?

Only postcodes starting in CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24 and CM6:

CM21 – Sawbridgeworth

CM22 – Takeley, Henham, Elsenham, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hatfield Heath, Sheering, Little Hallingbury

CM23 – Bishop’s Stortford, Berden, Manuden, Farnham, Birchanger, Spellbrook

CM24 – Stansted Mountfitchet

CM6 – Dunmow, Thaxted, Broxted, Lindsell, Great Easton, Little Easton, Stebbing, Barnston, Felsted, High Roding, White Roding

Why are you only collecting from these postcodes?

This is a trial year for St Clare and tree collecting, so it was decided that we would collect from only 5 postcodes to start. If the collection is successful, we will look to expand next year. If you wish for us to collect in your area next year, please let us know and we will look into it.

How much is it?

We are asking for a suggested donation of £10 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 5th January.

Why are you doing this?

We are doing this to raise funds and awareness of the Hospice in the targeted postcodes. We want to trial run a campaign that does well in other hospices and hopefully expand to other postcodes in the future.

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 the day of your collection

Your tree must have all decorations and tree stands removed

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 volunteers who give up their own free time to collect trees.

Can I volunteer?
Yes please! Please contact Rob Wallace on 01279 773722 or email

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 Rachel on 01279 773 734.

What happens to my tree once it is collected?

Your tree will be collected from your home and taken to the Crumps Farm Development (Edviron) in Little Canfield. Here, your tree will be chipped and turned into compost for the farm to use.

We are very excited to work with Crumps Farm Development and their team as it is great to utilise local businesses and their skills to help raise funds and awareness for St Clare.

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