Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas Tree Collection

Hassle-free Christmas tree recycling this January

You donate, we collect! We are collecting and recycling real Christmas trees in Bristol and North Somerset on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January 2023, in return for a donation to the Hospice.

How it works

  1. Check if your postcode is covered
  2. Book your collection, and make a donation of your choice - we suggest £15-20 per tree (or whatever you can afford)
  3. Leave your tree outside your home by midnight on Thursday 5 January and our team of volunteers will collect it

Collection postcodes: BS4, BS5, BS7, BS9, BS15, BS16, BS20, BS21 with a limited collection in BS30, BS41 and BS48. If your postcode is not in this list then I'm afraid we can't collect it.

Book your Christmas tree collection


What areas does the Christmas tree collection cover?

We are collecting Christmas trees from the following areas:

  • BS4 - Brislington, Knowle, Knowle West, St Anne's, part of Totterdown
  • BS5 - Easton, St George, Redfield, Whitehall, Eastville, Speedwell, Greenbank, Barton Hill
  • BS7 - Bishopston, Horfield, part of Filton, Lockleaze, Ashley Down
  • BS9 - Coombe Dingle, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym, Henleaze
  • BS15 - Hanham, Kingswood
  • BS16 - Downend, Emersons Green, Fishponds, Frenchay, Pucklechurch, Staple Hill
  • BS20 - Pill, Portishead
  • BS21 – Clevedon
  • BS30 7 and 9 inward codes - Longwell Green
  • BS41 9 inward codes – Long Ashton
  • BS48 1,2,3 and 4 inward codes – Nailsea and Backwell

How many Christmas trees can I leave out?

You can request for up to 5 Christmas trees to be collected per household. We suggest a donation of £15-20 per tree.

How big can my Christmas tree be?

If you have a Christmas tree over 6 feet tall, please let us know when you make your donation.

Do I need to be at home on collection day?

No, you don't need to be at home. Just leave your Christmas tree outside your house no later than midnight on Thursday 5 January 2023 and our teams will collect it on Friday 6 or Saturday 7 January.

What happens to the Christmas trees after collection?

You can be assured your Christmas tree will be fully recycled, as once collected it will be shredded by our teams of arborists in local allotments. These are usually within the same postcode where it was picked up, saving time and mileage. Or it will be taken to the Hospice garden, a haven of peace and calm for patients and their families.

The wood chips from your tree have several invaluable uses. They will be used to create pathways or mixed with other green waste to make excellent compost. This compost when spread as a mulch over vegetable beds prevents soil erosion and helps retain moisture thereby reducing the need to water plants frequently. The fungal elements of the wood chip help feed the soil which plant roots thrive on, producing better harvests. Time is also saved with easier and less weeding and the use of synthetic fertilisers is completely eliminated. The chips are even used to fuel biomass boilers in some cases.

How does having my Christmas tree collected help the Hospice?

The donation you make to have your Christmas tree collected goes towards supporting our patients and their families across the Bristol area at the most difficult of times.

Can I help volunteer with the collection?

Yes! We are actively looking for volunteers to help us on 6 and 7 January. If you have a van or you're good at navigating, willing to help lift some Christmas trees, and have a big smile we would love to hear from you.

We will be doing a full safety briefing on the day to ensure everyone is safe. If you're interested in helping, please email

Book your Christmas tree collection


Bristol and North Somerset


06-07 Jan 2023


Thank you to our sponsor ETM Recycling

ETM Recycling