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Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your Christmas tree and help us to continue raising funds for our brand new hospice!


We're sorry but registrations have now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported the scheme this year. We have had a record number of trees registered and donations made! Watch out in our news section to find out how the collections go and our grand totals!

If you have missed your chance to register don't forget you can bring your tree to the hospice and put it in our skips on Friday 5 & Saturday 6 January in exchange for a small donation. 


No needles in your car, no petrol costs & no queueing at the tip!

Last Christmas we raised  £7000 by collecting around 600 Christmas trees!

For a small donation, the Charity’s voluntary team will collect the trees and take them to Cambridge City Council’s waste management depot to be composted, all you need to do is click HERE to register. 

Don't live in one of the postcode areas? We will have 2 skips on site at the hospice on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January where you can dispose of your tree. Simply bring your tree to our hospice in Shelford Bottom, pop it in our skip and make a donation! 

To find out more about how the initiative went last Christmas and discover what it's like to be part of the fun, please CLICK HERE.

You can also listen to our interview with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Chris Mann who we informed all about the scheme just ahead of it happening last January.


Trees will be collected on either 5 or 6 January 2018 by our team of volunteers.

How do I register for my tree to be collected? Simply click HERE and follow the directions.

What time will you collect my tree?  Unfortunately due to the vast number of trees being collected, we are unable to give an exact time of when we will be in your area. Please have your trees out in time for the start of the collection period - 9am on Friday 5 January.   

Where should I leave my tree? Please leave your tree somewhere where it can be easily seen by our voluntary collection team e.g. in your front garden, by your back gate, next to your shed etc. You will have the opportunity to leave instructions when you register.  

What time does registration close? You can register for your tree to be collected up until 1pm on Thursday 4 January, subject to availability.  

What happens if my tree doesn't get collected? In the unlikely event that your tree still hasn't been collected by 5pm on Saturday 6 January, please contact the Fundraising Team ASAP on 01223 675888. If we have visited your property but have been unable to locate your tree, you will receive a ‘calling card’ informing you what to do next.  

Who do I contact if I have any further questions? Please contact the Fundraising Team on 01223 675888, or email

Working in partnership with JustHelping and Cambridge City Council.
90% of money raised from the collection will come to ARHC with the remaining 10% donated to other local charities. For more information, please click HERE


Can you spare a few hours of your time to...

  • Promote the collection for us by leafleting between 27 December and 3 January in the above postcode areas?
  • Collect Christmas trees in either your own vehicle or one that we have hired for you to drive, on either/both 5 & 6 January.
  • Sponsor a vehicle for one of our collection team to use?

If so, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01223 675888 or email - we would love to hear from you!