Christmas tree recycling

Recycle your Christmas tree - RBKC Christmas tree composting scheme

If you have a real Christmas tree, the most environmentally conscious way to dispose of it is to compost it. The Royal Borough have two options for residents wanting to dispose of their Christmas tree:

Christmas tree drop-off 

If you can’t compost your Christmas tree yourself, the Council can help. We have set up various locations where trees can be dropped off. Please remember to remove pots and decorations.

Where are the locations? 

North of the borough 

  • Sainsbury's, Canal Way (off Ladbroke Grove) W10
  • Little Wormwood Scrubs (Dalgarno Gardens entrance) W10
  • Kensington Memorial Park (St Helen’s Gardens entrance) W10
  • Talbot Road (in front of the church at the top of Colville Gardens) W11
  • Cornwall Crescent (junction with Clarendon Road) W11
  • Tavistock Road (junction with Basing Street) W11 
  • Pembridge Square (entering from Pembridge Villas) W2
  • Kensington Park Road (on the corner of Convent Gardens) W11

Central 

  • Holland Park car park, Abbotsbury Road W14
  • Palace Gate (at the junction with Kensington Gate – near the sculpture) W8
  • Ifield Road (at the junction with Finborough Road) SW10
  • Campden Hill Road (between Phillimore Walk and Duchess of Bedford Walk) W8

South of the borough 

  • Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road SW10
  • Pont Street (junction with Cadogan Square) SW1X
  • Royal Avenue (junction with St. Leonard’s Terrace) SW3
  • The Boltons (south side of the church) SW10
  • Robinson Street (on the pavement area, opposite the church) SW3

When is the service available?
The special collection service will be available between Thursday 4 to Saturday 20 January 2018. 

How will I know where to deposit my tree?
There will be specially marked areas into which you can deposit your tree. 


RBKC Christmas tree collections

After Christmas there are special collections that can be arranged to collect the tree from your house; these used Christmas trees are shredded and turned into compost.
Christmas tree collection dates will be different to those for your normal recycling and refuse collection, and a specific crew will collect your tree from your home.

When is the service available?
The special collection service will be available between Thursday 4 to Saturday 20 January 2018. 

How can I organise a collection for my tree?
Please contact Streetline between these dates to arrange a collection. Once you have logged a request via Streetline, your tree will be collected within 48 hours. Please note this can change due to traffic and any delays.

  • Phone Streetline: 020 7361 3001

Where do I leave my tree to be picked-up?
If your rubbish and recycling is collected from outside your property, please leave your real tree for collection at the boundary of your property (so that it is visible from the kerb) before 7am. Please remember to remove pots and decorations.

Find out more information about recycling, reducing waste and collections during Christmas.