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Christmas tree recycling in The Mersey Forest

08 December 2014

Recycling your real Christmas tree is a great way to cut down on waste this festive season and benefit your local green spaces, too. 


Used real Christmas trees can be recycled into woodchips and leaf mulch, which can be used to maintain parks and woodlands. 


If you live in The Mersey Forest area - Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Warrington - you can recycle your Christmas tree in the following ways. 

Cheshire West and Chester

Residents in Cheshire West and Chester should cut up their real Christmas trees and put them inside their green bins, ready for the next green bin collection date.


Residents living in Halton can take Christmas trees to household recycling centres. To find your nearest centre, visit the Halton Council website.


Christmas tree collection points are available at the following locations up until the middle of January. 
• Halewood Park, Halewood
• Stadt Moers Park, Whiston
• Millbrook Park, Kirby
• Court Hey Park, Huyton
• The Holy Family Social Club, Cronton
Over the Christmas period Liverpool City Council will be establishing collection points where residents can take their real Christmas trees.

• Alderfield Road – Speke, by Millwood
• Calderstones Park – Calderstones Road car park
• Calderstones Park – Yew Tree Road car park
• Croxteth Park – Oak Lane car park
• Everton Park – Viewing Platform, Netherfield Road North
• Long Lane Recreation Ground - Garston
• Newsham Park – Gardeners Drive (Sheil Road end)
• Otterspool Carpark – the first car park
• Sefton Park – Review Field, Ullet Gate
• Stanley Park – car park
• Wavertree Park – tennis centre car park
• Woolton Road - boys club car park


Sefton Council will be providing Christmas tree collection services during January. To book a collection, please call 0845 140 0845. 

Local charity Jospice will be running a Christmas tree recycling service on 3-4 January. A minimum donation fee of £5 is suggested; all proceeds will go towards the work of Jospice. 


Collection dates:
Saturday 3rd January 2015 - L21, L22 & L23 postcode areas
Sunday 4th January 2015 - L37 postcode area


To book your collection, please call 0151 932 6044.

Residents can recycle their Christmas trees by using a service provided by the St.Helens Ranger Service between 5-12 January. The service will be available at the following sites:


  • Mesnes Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Gaskell Park
  • Nannygoat Park
  • Sherdley Park
  • Fosters Park
  • Sutton Park
  • Taylor Park
  • Clinkham Community Woodland
  • Downall Croft Doorstep Green


St Rocco's Hospice, in partnership with Warrington Council, are running a Christmas tree recycling service this year to raise funds for the charity. They will be collecting Christmas trees on 10 and 11 January, in return for a donation of your choice. To book your collection, visit their website.

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