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Christmas Tree Recycling

We welcome a donation in exchange for collecting your tree!


Registrations are open! 

If you live in postcode areas CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CB22, CB23 & CB24 and don't want the hassle of getting rid of your tree, we could collect it and dispose of it for you on either                11 or 12 January 2019


Scroll down to see the other ways you can support the initiative this year!


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

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. Last Christmas we raised £12,600 by collecting 1000 Christmas trees and we would love to surpass that this year! 

Don't live in one of the postcode areas? We will have 2 skips on site at the hospice on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 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! 


Trees will be collected on either 11 or 12 January 2019 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 11 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. We cannot take trees that still have their plastic bases or decorations on so please ensure these are removed in advance. 

What time does registration close? You can register for your tree to be collected up until 1pm on Wednesday 9 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 12 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


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

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

  • Promote the collection for us by leafleting between 20 December and 7 January in the above postcode areas? We are particularly needing volunteers to cover: Sawston, Cambourne, Comberton, Bourn, Barton, Harston, Rampton, Histon/Impington, Cherry Hinton, Teversham, Girton, Grantchester, Arbury, Kings Hedges, Fen DItton. 
  • Do you drive a van? Could you help us collect the trees?
  • 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!