How to dispose of your Christmas Tree responsibly

Cartoon christmas tree and baubles

The RMA Web Team encourage all residents to act responsibly and safely when looking to dispose of any real trees this year.

Following the news that the Industrial Action by refuse collecting workers across Cardiff was to restart from 28 December 2023, Cardiff Council have announced a number of reductions in planned services including that they will no longer be providing the Christmas Tree collection services for real Trees that had been advertised before Christmas leaving those who had purchased a tree on the basis that this service would be available stuck.

There are a variety of options for disposal of trees but one that has come to the attention of the Web Team is that is being provided by Tree Rex on behalf of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

In aid of Noah's ArkBack by popular demand, for its 3rd consecutive year! The Tree Rex Ltd. Charity Christmas Tree Collection 23/24, in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital.

Our collection will start on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. We will collect ALL unwanted and spent real Christmas tree’s regardless of size in exchange for a donation to this great cause. In 2020 we noticed our streets littered with finished with tree’s and a massive spike in fly tipping.  The Tree Rex Ltd team decided in 2021 to volunteer their time to come to you, raising well over £4,000 already. All the trees collected will be processed on the move through our road towable wood chipper and turned into a re usable bio-mass by product.

All we ask in exchange please, is a minimum donation of £3 per home. This is processed by the collection form on our website, linking to Paypal. We are unable to accept cash donation for pre planned collections. If you catch our teams during their rounds, they will be carrying Noah’s Ark donation pots for cash transaction. Please give as generously as you are able too, especially for substantial sized trees. We will be collecting real trees ONLY of ANY size (we’ve got the tools to handle this). No wreaths due to the wire / fixings within it. All trees must be completely stripped of all decorations and materials.

Book a collection today on the Tree Rex website

The Tree Rex Christmas Tree Shredder.

As the Council are not offering a free service this year we expect Tree Rex will be in demand so please get your requests in early to secure a spot on their route.

The alternative provided by Cardiff Council is:

You can bring your Christmas trees to us at Heath Park on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January 2024 between 10am and 4pm. You do not need to book an appointment to drop off your Christmas tree.

You can also take your Christmas tree to your local recycling centre throughout January without having to make an appointment. However if you are taking other items, you will need to book an appointment for your visit.

Your tree will need to be brought loose. We cannot accept any netting, sacks or bags. You must remove all decorations from the tree before dropping it off.

However you get rid of your tree this year, please ensure it is done responsibly and not dumped illegally.