Where / How to dispose your (real) Christmas tree around Ireland?

Christmas season is almost over (until next year). Our Christmas Trees have been standing proud in our leaving months, bringing life and joy to our families. It will be soon time to dispose them. But it has to be done properly disposed in recycling center that will accept them. Some won't.

Your Christmas Tree can go to your compost bin. Yes it possible! However, you cannot just put it in. You will need forts to cut it to make sure it fits in the bin and you can close it. Not so good for trying to gain time.

If you have a garden, you can cut branches and cover the ground with them to keep the ground warm and moisturised for next year plantations. You can also attached the tree to a real tree in the garden or a deck to provide shelter for birdies during winter. For ore ideas, check out this blog article from "family Handyman".

After looking for information to provide you a list of facilities to dispose your Christmas tree, I have to say... it's not as easy as it seems. The simplest solution (also the more expensive one but hassle free) is to get to a private contractor for a pick up at your home. With F#@&%£$ Covid19 some County Council recycling center have very reduce hours and with the new Level 5 Restrictions coming into place until 31st January, you might want to check with the facility the arrangement before you go to the centre.

Where to get ride of your Christmas tree county by county?


- For 10 to 20.00 € "Cork Christmas Tree" will collect your tree at home

- For 15.00 € "Christmas Tree Collection" will come collect your tree

- Recycling depot: Civic Amenity Recycling Centre, Kinsale Road

Ballinlough Park (adjacent to Gus Healy Swimming Pool)

Victoria road

Carigrohane Road


- Walsh Waste will pick up your tree for 15.00€. You can pick the day you prefer


- I could not find special arrangement in County Mayo. I would suggest to contact the County Council after 2nd January or your usual waste manager company. (If you have more info, feel free to leave them in comments)


- From the 2nd - 23rd January 2021 there will be 17 drop off points throughout the County for the public to bring their real Christmas Tree for recycling free of charge:

You can find the drop-off point on the County Council website


- No special information are available for Kerry. You can contact the County Council after 2nd January or your usual waste manager company. (If you have more info, feel free to leave them in comments)


- Christmas Trees can be dropped off Free of Charge for recycling from Monday the 4th January to Saturday 16th January at the following locations when open:

  • Clonmel Recycling Centre Carrigeen, Clonmel

  • Waller’s-Lot Recycling Centre Cashel

  • Donohill Recycling Centre, Tipperary

  • Fair Green Car Park Carrick- on- Suir

  • Nenagh Recycling Centre, Nenagh

  • Roscrea Recycling Centre, Roscrea

  • Templemore Town Park, Templemore

  • Parnell Street Car Park, Thurles

  • Co. Council Depot Cahir Business Park, Cahir

You can find more information on the County Council website


- You can recycle it for FREE at the following designated locations around Co. Clare from Monday 11th January, 2021 to Saturday 16th January, 2021:

  • Central Waste Management Facility, Ballyduffbeg, Inagh;

  • Lisdeen Recycling Centre & Transfer Station

  • Scariff Recycling Centre & Transfer Station

  • Shannon Recycling Centre

  • Gardening Section, Gort Rd, Ennis (adjacent to Cois na hAbhna)

More information available on County Clare website


- During the month of January your household Christmastree can be brought free of charge to any of the Limerick Recycling Centres (Mungret, Kilmallock and Newcastlewest).

Limit of 2 trees per vehicle.

There are also three additional one-day collection points for Christmas trees, from 9.30am - 3.30pm ONLY.

  • Sat 2nd - Musgraves Market Place Car Park, Park Road

  • Fri 8th - Watch House Cross (Complex with Library), near recycling centre, Moyross

  • Sat 9th - Our Lady of Lourdes Church, car park area, Childers Road

You can find more information on the County Council website


- There are no specifics information about Christmas Tree disposal in County Roscommon.

- You can contact the county council:

Áras an Chontae


County Roscommon

F42 VR98

Tel: 090 6637100

Email: info@roscommoncoco.ie


- Wexford County Council will again be arranging for the FREE shredding of Christmas trees at locations throughout the County. If bringing a Christmas tree for shredding to Wexford County Council’s 4 household recycling centre