Real Christmas tree recycling
In January we offer free real Christmas tree recycling for all residents.
This is a fortnightly service - check your Christmas bin label for details of when real Christmas tree collections happen in your road, or check our Where I Live section.
Remove all decorations and leave your real Christmas tree next to your bins on your real Christmas tree recycling day.
Don't cut up your tree - it's easier for us to collect whole.
Garden waste recycling
Leave your bins in a clearly visible place at the edge of your property by 6.30am. We work as normal on bank holiday Mondays and Good Friday. There are no garden waste collections during Christmas or New Year's weeks.
Please DON'T recycle:
- Branches thicker than your wrist (three inches/7.5cm)
- Plant pots, trays, bags or any plastics
- Soil, stones or ashes
- Kitchen waste. Due to the risk of cross-contamination with meat residue, any kitchen waste should be disposed of in your food waste bin, even if you grew it in your own garden
Garden waste must be loose and contained within your bin
Do not put sacks or bags in your bins. They cannot be composted and may cause the whole recycling load to be rejected.
We cannot collect bins that are overflowing and dangerous to put on our bin-lifts.
Who can join?
All households in the Borough can join, as can schools, places of worship and charities. If you live in a flat you may wish to consider communal arrangements. Contact us for details.
Garden waste collections are not available to businesses.
How much does it cost?
There is no limit to the number of bins you can subscribe to. Subscriptions are based on a twelve-month, non-refundable agreement.
Renewing your subscription
- If you pay by Direct Debit you do not need to do anything. We will notify you each year that we are collecting a further twelve months' subscription.
- If you pay by another method we will contact you before your subscription expires, to ask whether you wish to renew it for a further year.
If you move house
- If you are moving out of the Borough please notify us and present the bin for removal.
- If you are moving within the Borough, contact us before the move to advise of your new address and date of move. You must take the bin with you in order for your subscription membership to be transferred to the new address.
Have you tried home composting?
Garden waste at the tip
Information about Surrey County Council's Community Recycling Centre, Blenheim Road.
Quick guide to recycling