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Christmas Tree Recycling is back in 2025

1 January - 30 January 2025

Let us collect and recycle your real Christmas tree

Our merry little Farleigh Elves are currently enjoying a well-earned rest. But they will be back in early January to collect and recycle your real Christmas 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.  

While Christmas may be a few months off, we invite you to pre-register now for our tree collection service. By doing so, you will be notified as soon as we open for registrations.

Register your interest

Individual & Corporate Volunteering

To run this event successfully, we rely on the help of a team of volunteers to act as drivers and drivers’ mates. The main task involves collecting Christmas trees from homes across mid Essex and transporting them to our recycling hub in Boreham.

In return, we will ensure that you are well taken care of with hot food and drinks, goodie bags and an enjoyable day. We welcome the support of Individuals, families, community groups, or businesses with access to appropriate vehicles, or who can arrange for their hire. Ideally, we need vehicles such as large transit vans or 3.5-tonne tail lifts. Your contribution in any way, will be greatly appreciated.

For more information or to offer your assistance, please contact our Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or email

Here are some of our volunteers who got involved in 2024