Recycle your Christmas Tree: St Clare’s eco-friendly fundraiser

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Recycle your Christmas tree with St Clare Hospice and help raise vital funds for your local hospice

Are you looking for a simple, stress-free and sustainable way to dispose of your Christmas tree? St Clare Hospice have just the solution for you with our Recycle your Christmas Tree scheme!

In 2024, we recycled more than 1,500 trees and raised just under £30,000 for the Hospice – as well as reducing individual travel to dispose of trees, making it super eco-friendly.

In January 2025, we’ll be working in partnership with JustHelping and local waste management organisations to collect and recycle Christmas trees from the West Essex and East Hertfordshire area.

Meaning you can easily:

  • Responsibly dispose of your Christmas tree after the yuletide season.
  • Keep your mitts warm and avoid the hassle of long queues at your local tip.
  • Help raise vital funds that will change lives in your local community across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire borders.

All we ask for in return is a minimum suggested donation of £15 per tree, with donations contributing straight to vital support for people living with a life-limiting illness, or experiencing bereavement, near you.

Registering your Christmas tree for recycling with St Clare

Registration for our 2024 Christmas tree collection has now closed.

So make sure to add a calendar reminder to your diary to check out our website later this year to get involved in the 2025 collection!

Recycle your Christmas Tree 2024 supporters

Alongside working with JustHelping, we’re also receiving the kind support of:

Amazon logo which features the word "Amazon" in a sans-serif black font with an orange arrow underneath the word that ranges from the a to the z.  Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club's circular logo reads "Bishop's Stortford Rugby Football Club." Inside the logo, four emblems: a rugby ball, a deer, a crown and set of waves. All of which are in interchanging blue and white colours. British Offsite's logo is sat on a navy blue background. On the left hand side, the brand's logo graphic - two rounded triangles stacked on top of each other. Beside it, the words "British Offsite" can be read in a sans-serif font. Below them, the words "Manufacture Construction".   D.R Tree Services' logo is situated on a black background with a fluorescent green tree and font to read "DR Tree Services" in capitals.Dunmow Waste Management's logo features a hexagon shape in both a dark grey and orange colour. The word "Dunmow" can be read next to it in all capitals. It too is in a dark grey shade. Goodnus' logo is in a sans-serif font with a mixture of blue and pink fonts. The two o letter's in "goodnus" have been designed to make a smiley face.   HTS Group logo features a silhouetted black house with the sunrise peeking out from the top of the roof, In front of the house, a white tree, Next to the graphic, "HTS" can be read in a sans-serif black font and "Group" sits beside it in the same font in an orange colour, Loughton Self Drive logo which features the words "Loughton" in a bubble text font along with "Self Drive" in a capitalised sans-serif font. Their slogan is "Setting a Hire Standard," All wording is in a dark purple shade. Thornwood's logo can be seen in black. On the left hand side, a circle graphic is designed to have the markings of a leaf. Next to this, the "Thornwood" title can be read in a sans-serif font.

Wavey Tree Care logo which features a cream tree that is slightly sparse with green leaves blowing in the wind.


  • Michael Robinson at Roding Transit Man
  • Rotary Club of Saffron Walden.

Have a question about Recycle your Christmas Tree?

Check out our frequently asked questions about the Recycle your Christmas Tree initiative below…

When will the St Clare Recycle your Christmas tree collection take place in 2025? Keep your eyes peeled on this page to find out when we’ll be collecting trees in 2025.

How much does it cost to register my tree for recycling with St Clare? We ask for a suggested donation of £15 per tree collected.

How does it work? When registering your tree, our system will acknowledge your registration and input your address into our system ready for it to be collected in January. A list is then generated for our kind volunteers to come and collect your trees!

Can I register my tree(s) on the day? Unfortunately, all trees must be booked in advance.

Which postcodes do St Clare Hospice collect Christmas trees from? Please note we only collect trees from the following postcodes: CB10, CB11, CM5, CM6, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, EN9, IG7, IG9 and IG10.

When will my tree(s) be collected? We cannot guarantee a specific time or day that your tree(s) will be collected during the collection period. Make sure you leave it outside your property.

Where should I leave my tree(s)? To ensure that our team of volunteers can make collections, please ensure your registered tree is left in an accessible location, at the front of the property address provided.

Your tree must have all decorations and tree stands removed.

Do I have to be in? No. Please just leave your tree in its designated place ready for us to collect, providing we can access it.

Can I volunteer my time? Absolutely! We’d love to have you join Team St Clare. We welcome everyone to get involved in the post-festive fun of the Christmas tree collection whether it be recycling your tree or helping to collect them!

To register your interest in volunteering, please call 01279 773750 or email 

Who are JustHelping? JustHelping supports volunteers, businesses and charities to contribute to their community and environment. Their national Christmas tree collection raises essential funds for hospices and communities.

If we’ve not yet answered your question or you’d like to speak to someone from our friendly Fundraising team about Recycle your Christmas Tree, please call 01279 773750 or email