Christmas tree collection

Christmas tree collection

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Book your Christmas tree collection up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Christmas tree collection service

Don’t pine for your old Christmas tree, because our yearly Christmas tree collection service is on again.

You can dispose of your Christmas tree in the following ways:

Use Your Bins – Try breaking your tree up into small pieces and placing them in your green-lidded garden organics bin so we can turn it into mulch. If you don’t have a green bin that’s fine, you can put the pieces into your red-lidded garbage bin so we can turn it into compost for mine site rehabilitation through our advanced waste treatment facility.

Bins will be collected on your normal garbage and garden organics collection days.

No trees in the yellow-lidded recycling bins, and no artificial trees in garden organic bins please.

Book a collection – If you can’t break up your tree to fit in your bins then book it in for a collection and the City will come and take it away for free. Be sure to book your collection by 2pm Tuesdays for collection on Wednesdays.

Just make sure you specify that your item is a tree and remember to place your tree on the kerb the night before collection in the same place that you would normally put bulky items like furniture and whitegoods to be collected.

This service is for City of Sydney council residents only. 

You can book online or call 02 9265 9333 to book.

If you'd like to know more about the City's Christmas tree collection service or for information about locations where you can drop off your Christmas trees to be recycled then please email

Are you dreaming of a sustainable Christmas?

Yes, it’s possible! If you haven’t already discovered our Green Villages website,you’re in for a treat. It’s packed full of tips on how you can get festive without leaving an environmental footprint the size of the North Pole.


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Last updated: Tuesday, 6 December 2016