Recycling Christmas Trees in Dublin 2023 and …

Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable 

After the festive season is thoroughly celebrated, your real Christmas Tree can be recycled safely. You can usually recycle at a local drop-off point in your area from the start of January.

We know county council areas can have different start and finish dates, but after reading this blog post you should able to find a tree recycling centre close to you in Dublin!

Christmas Tree recycling is offered by the four Dublin County Councils free at a selection of bring centres, civic amenity sites and drop-off points from early January. All trees will be safely recycled for use as compost and wood chips in parks and play areas across Co Dublin.

Real Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Recycling Facts

Before clicking the links below, look at some facts and tips on what can be done with your trees after the Christmas holiday.

  • Real Christmas trees are often chipped into mulch at the local recycling centre, the mulch can be reused in bedding or wooded areas.
  • Remember it takes time and effort to grow a tree, harvest a tree and get it to market (Tree up to 6 to 7 feet can take 4 to 15 years, with the average being 7 so please recycle).
  • Recycled real Christmas trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and placed in ponds for fish shelters.
  • Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife.
  • Christmas trees can remove dust and pollen from the air.
  • Christmas trees have been used to rebuild housing structures for natural wildlife that has been destroyed through development.
  • Artificial trees will last on average for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill.
  • An acre of Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
  • You should not burn your Christmas tree in the fireplace; it can contribute to creosote buildup

Tree Recycling

All the County Council areas in Dublin make arrangements for  Christmas Tree recycling services starting in early January 2023 and running right up to the middle of the month

This service is free and is for domestic household trees only.  Usually, one tree per household/vehicle will be accepted.  Signage will be placed at the various locations indicating that it is an official recycling point. For a list of locations near you please see below

Christmas Tree Recycling – Co Fingal

Christmas Tree Recycling Centres Dublin 

Dublin City Council will provide a free Christmas tree disposal service at a selection of bring centres, civic amenity sites and local drop-off points from 6th to 22nd January 2023. All trees will be recycled for use as compost and wood chips Click here and read carefully for more information.

Fingal County Council will be accepting Christmas Trees for recycling at the following collection points from January 3rd to 17th 2023. Please note that only Christmas trees will be accepted at the locations listed. Other green waste, Christmas tree stands, etc. will not be accepted

The Echo Newspaper has published the Christmas Tree recycling centres in South DublinPlease click here for further details.

Christmas Tree Recycling will take place in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown from Tuesday, January 3rd, until Sunday, January 15th 2023 (inclusive) between 9:30am and 3:30pm – Learn more here.

Wicklow County Council will be offering Christmas Tree Shredding across the county starting January 3rd 2023. Click here for further details.

More to Follow!

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop-off service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2022 Recycle IT offered drop-off and collection services to thousands of homes, communities, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of electronic, electrical and metal equipment including thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, batteries, and TVs.

Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

Visit our website for further details.

Merry Christmas from all the Recycle IT team

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