Christmas tree recycling

If you bought a real tree for Christmas, then don’t forget to recycle it. Real trees are usually shredded into clippings which are then used locally in parks or woodland areas.

Choose your council below to find out where to recycle real Christmas trees in Lewes district and Eastbourne.

If you are a Lewes district resident, you can bring your trees to one of the following drop-off points by Sunday 21 January: 

Lewes: Brook Street car park
Newhaven: Bay View car park
Peacehaven: Piddinghoe Avenue car park
Seaford: Richmond Road car park and Buckle car park

If you are an Eastbourne resident, and you have opted-in to our garden waste collection service, you can recycle your real Christmas tree by cutting it up and placing it in your brown bin; or leaving it in manageable chunks (less than 120 cm or 4 feet tall) next to your brown bin.  Please make sure all decorations, tree stands and pots are removed before recycling.

Alternatively, you can take it to one of the many collection points (listed below) across Eastbourne from 2 to 27 January 2018: 

Where can I recycle my tree?

Princes Park - Wartling Road bring site (adjacent to Test Centre car park)
Archery – Churchdale Road in front of disabled toilet
Hampden Park – Decoy Drive Entrance (on your right before you reach the café)
Gildredge Park – Entrance via the Goffs next to Tennis Club café.

Car parks
Atlantic Drive – at sewage works car park off the roundabout
Fishermans Green
Treasure Island
Holly Place (near recycling bring site)
Sevenoaks Road
College Road tennis centre car park

Shops and stores
B&Q Store 
Tesco (Lottbridge Drove)
Kier forecourt, Courtland Road (opposite ESK)
Langney Shopping Centre