Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

Brighton & Hove residents can recycle real Christmas trees at the household recycling centres and a number of sites across the city again this year. Every tree will be turned into soil improver or compost and prevents more waste going to landfill.

Christmas tree recycling sites across the city will be open between Thursday 27 December 2018 and Friday 11 January 2019.

You can download a Christmas tree recycling point map (PDF 1.70mb) or see the full list below.

You can take your real Christmas tree to any of the places below. You can also take trees to the green waste recycling section at one of the Council recycling centres throughout the year.


  • Upper Bevendean Avenue – opposite shops, by the recycling point
  • Coldean Lane – opposite Park Road, near junction with A270
  • Dyke Road Avenue – Hazeldene Meads
  • East Brighton Park, Wilson Avenue – in car park
  • Hollingbury Park, Ditchling Road – north entrance, opposite golf course entrance
  • Ladies Mile Road – junction with Mackie Avenue, behind clock tower
  • Mackie Avenue/Plainfields Avenue – playing field, opposite shops
  • Montpelier Crescent – opposite shops
  • Preston Park, Preston Drove – north entrance, next to recycling site
  • Queens Park – Park Hill
  • The Level, Union Road – behind the recycling point
  • Upper Bedford Street – by Hampshire Court, corner of Upper St James Street


  • Adelaide Crescent – west side seafront end
  • Hangleton Park – on left hand side from Lark Hill/Park Rise entrance
  • Hove Park – end of Orchard Road
  • St Ann’s Well Gardens – beside Nizells Avenue
  • Wish Park Recreation Ground, Wish Road – north east corner, by the playground


  • Easthill Park – Millcross Road entrance
  • Victoria Recreation Ground, Victoria Road – west side of the car park


  • Saltdean Lido, Saltdean Park Road – in car park, to left hand side of the recycling point


  • Central Park, Lockwood Crescent – in the corner, opposite recycling point
  • Happy Valley car park, Falmer Road – left hand side of entrance barrier, opposite Crescent Drive South

Any fake trees or other waste items can also be taken to the recycling centres for recycling or safe disposal.

The Council send real xmas trees to a composting facility to be composted along with all of the other garden waste from the recycling centres. This goes through a composting process and turned into a soil conditioner, which is then bagged and sold. You can buy this soil conditioner – called ‘Pro Grow’ – from any of the recycling centres.

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