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

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Recycle your Christmas tree with St Clare Hospice this January 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 this January? St Clare Hospice have just the solution for you as Recycle your Christmas Tree makes its return!

Last Christmas, we recycled more than 1,450 trees and raised over £20,000 for the Hospice – as well as reducing individual travel to dispose of trees, making it super eco-friendly. And we’re doing it all again this year!

From 11th – 13th January 2024, 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

Ready to register your tree in this tree-mendous fundraiser?! Registration is now open and will close on Sunday 7th January 2024 at 23.59pm.

Step 1: Check to see if we’re collecting from your area

We’ll be collecting your real spruce, pine and fir trees in the following postcode areas: CB10, CB11, CM5, CM6, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, EN9, IG7, IG9 and IG10.

Step 2: Register your tree on the JustHelping website

Make sure to register your tree before Sunday 7th January and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the New Year season without the chore of clearing out pine needles from your car boot!

To register your tree with us, simply fill in the form on the JustHelping webpage.

Click here to register your Christmas tree collection 

Step 3: Enjoy your Christmas!

Once you’ve registered, all you need to do is make sure your tree is ready in its collection spot, on your drive or by your front gate, by 8am on Thursday 11th January 2024.

Meaning from now until then, you can kick back, relax and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your home without that dreaded trip to the tip!

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 2024? The collection will take place on Thursday 11th January, Friday 12th January and Saturday 13th January 2024.

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. Registration closes on Sunday 7th January at 23.59pm.

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, by 8am on Thursday 11th January 2024.

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, by 8am on Thursday 11th January 2024.

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