Christmas Tree Recycling

Our Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme will be back in January 2023! We welcome a donation in exchange for collecting your tree in January.

No needles in your car, no petrol costs and no queuing at the tip!

We welcome a donation and in exchange the Charity’s voluntary team will collect the trees and take them to be recycled.  That means no needles in your car, no queuing at the tip and petrol savings – we can do all the hard work for you.

Can you spare a few hours of your time to…

  • Promote our Christmas tree recycling collection for us by leafleting in the above postcode areas?
  • Do you own a van, or are you happy to drive a rental vehicle? Can you help us collect the trees? Find out more on our news story.
  • If you are unable to help on our collection days, can you sponsor a vehicle for one of our team to use?
  • Do you have a chipping machine and can help us chip the trees?
  • Are you a business who can utilise some volunteer hours to help?

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

Listen to us telling BBC Radio Cambridgeshire all about it at the start of December 2021:


If you have some spare time between Christmas and New Year and would like to help, please email us on or call 01223 675888.


This sounds like a great scheme, how do I register?

Registration is easy!  We use a third party company called JustHelping who look after the registrations and routings for us. Register your details with them by clicking the ‘register your tree’ button and we will collect your tree.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. We receive the routes from JustHelping and it is impossible to say in advance what day we are able to collect. We ask that your tree is left out by 9am from Thursday 6 January 2022.

Yes! No tree is too big or too small. If your tree is very large, please do contact us on 01223 675888 to let us know so we can be prepared and send the right sized vehicle.

Absolutely, just make sure you make a note when you register so that they all get picked up when we organise the routes.

The best place to leave your tree is where our volunteers can see it easily, as long as it not causing an obstruction to pedestrians. Upon registration, you will be asked where your tree is likely to be left.

Although we cannot guarantee what day your tree will be collected, we ask that all trees are left out by 9am on Thursday 6 January

Each year we find this does happen. It could be that your local Council or well meaning neighbour has taken the tree already. If we have left a card for you to say we couldn’t find it, please call us on 01223 675888 to let us know it has already been taken.

It may be that our volunteers were unable to find your tree and will have left a calling card. Please call the number that is advertised by 3pm so that we can arrange an alternative collection day.

No, if our team are unable to find your tree they will leave a calling card with a contact number to call if you believe your tree has been missed.

As you can imagine, with over 2,000 trees, we need a lot of vehicles and manpower to help.  Some of our volunteers provide their own vehicle but we do sometimes have to hire vans. If you would like to sponsor a van, please call the fundraising team on 01223 675888.

Yes, we can!  There is an opportunity for you to let us know any collection details when you register.  We just ask you to be as specific as possible so that our volunteers can find you with ease.

If your workplace has had a tree for the festive period, then yes we can.  Please just make a note of any access requirements when you make your registration.

The trees will be chipped and used on the Hospice gardens or on the site acting as a drop off point.

As we are using a third party to administer our collections and work out the routes for our teams of volunteers, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity will receive 90% of the donations received plus gift aid.

Yes, we can. Please remember to add that there are two trees to be collected when you complete your registration.