Christmas Trees can be recycled for FREE in 2020
As the festive season comes to an end after New Years, Recycle IT are encouraging you to Recycle and Reuse your Christmas Tree and whatever you do don’t throw your tree in a bin or leave it for your bin service to collect! You can easily recycle for reuse locally with many local authorities providing drop off points across each county.
We acknowledge local areas are offering different services, but after reading this post you should be able to find a Christmas tree recycling centre close to your home in Dublin!
It also worth noting if you have old or damaged Christmas Lights Recycle IT will accept them. All lights, old or damaged, large or small, internal or external can be dropped off free of charge from January 6th 2020 – Learn more here
Some Interesting Facts
Before you click the links below you might as well learn some facts on what can be done with your trees after the holiday. Kids love this stuff!
- Real Christmas trees are often chipped into mulch at a local recycling centre
- Mulch is reused in for animal bedding or wooded areas or local parks.
- Remember it takes time to grow a tree, with a tree 6 to 7 feet taking on average 7 years to grow.
- Recycled real Christmas trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and been placed in ponds for fish shelter.
- 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.
- Recycle IT recycle the old electrical decorations with tons of old lights, cables, plugs and batteries arriving each year – keep them coming!
List of Christmas Tree Recycling Centres
All the County Council areas in Dublin make arrangements for Christmas Tree recycling services starting early January 2020 and running right up to the middle of January 2020.
This service is free and is usually 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 Centres in Dublin City and County
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 2019 Recycle IT provide drop off services and collection services to thousands of homes, communities, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of lights, computers, cables, monitors, microwaves and televisions.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are 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 about recycling old electrical items or call 01 4578321 to book a collection in the New Year!
Happy New Year from all the Recycle IT team