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Christmas Tree Recycling

6 January - 8 January 2023

Our Christmas Tree Recycling scheme is back for 2023!

Register your Christmas tree for collection and recycling

A real Christmas tree makes your home look very festive but what do you do with it in the New Year? Farleigh Hospice can collect and recycle your real tree for you.

Why register your tree?

There are lots of reasons why signing up to Farleigh’s Christmas tree recycling service is such a fantastic idea - we will collect your tree from outside your home; you won’t have to wait in a long queue at your local rubbish tip; your tree doesn’t go to waste and it is put to good use.

It is the seventh year that we have been providing this useful, environmentally-friendly service. Last time, we collected 2,678 trees which were shredded into wood chippings and used as bio mass fuel and on pathways in cemeteries and parks.

Anyone using our 2023 recycling service can make a donation when they register their tree - so you can also support your local hospice. These donations are vital in helping us to continue to provide care and support to those affected by life limiting illness and bereavement both within our Hospice and out in our community across mid Essex.

Where are we collecting trees?

Tree collections will take place across mid Essex including Braintree, Burnham, Chelmsford, Coggeshall, Danbury, Dunmow, Kelvedon, Maldon, Southminster, South Woodham Ferrers, Stock and Witham as well as the surrounding villages and areas.

How to register

You need to sign up by 4 January 2023. Simply click on the button below, enter your postcode and follow the instructions to register your tree.

Collection on 6, 7 and 8 January 2023

During registration, please indicate where your tree will be left for us to collect. We ask that you leave it in a safe, accessible place - without blocking pavements or driveways - and our friendly team of Farleigh Elves will take it away to be chipped and recycled.

Your donations make a real difference

Around £41,000 was donated last time, helping Farleigh to support people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement in mid Essex.

With the number of people needing our support increasing and our costs rising, we need to raise even more funds so we greatly appreciate your donations – thank you.

If you have any questions, or would like to support us by volunteering for the recycling service, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch by contacting our Fundraising Team at