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?


Cork:

- 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

Galway:

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


Mayo:

- 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)


Donegal:

- 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


Kerry:

- 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)


Tipperary:

- 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


Clare:

- 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


Limerick:

- 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


Roscommon:

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

- You can contact the county council:

Áras an Chontae

Roscommon

County Roscommon

F42 VR98

Tel: 090 6637100

Email: info@roscommoncoco.ie


Wexford:

- 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 centres, there is no entry charge. €2 entry charge applies for all other waste accepted at Wexford County Council’s 4 household recycling centres. Find the list of drop-off points on the county council website.



Meath:

- Find more information on the county council website

- You can also organise an home collection with Firtree.ie for 10.00 to 15.00 €


Kilkenny:

- Plans are currently being prepared to accommodate Christmas tree drop off locations for householders early in the New Year. This allows trees to be chipped and composted after the festival season. The collection period will run between the 4th Jan and 18th Jan 2021. at the following locations:

  • Fair Green Car Park, Graiguenamanagh

  • Adjacent to the Bottle Banks in Bennettsbridge

  • Quay Car Park, Thomastown

  • Supervalu Car Park, Callan

  • Piltown Pound Car Park, Piltown (During Normal Opening Hours Only)

  • Entrance to Assumption Place, Urlingford

  • The Square, Freshford

  • Fair Green, Ballyragget

  • Castlecomer Council Yard, Donaguile

Civic Amenity Sites

  • Dunmore Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre (During Normal Opening Hours Only)

  • Granny Recycling Centre, Grannagh (During Normal Opening Hours Only)

- Find more information on the county council website


Wicklow:

- There are no specifics information about Christmas Tree disposal in County Roscommon. You can contact the county council

- You can also organise an home collection with Firtree.ie for 10.00 to 15.00 €


Offaly:

- Free Christmas Tree take-back service available at the 3 recycling centre: Tullamore, Edenderry, and Birr up until Saturday, 23rd January, 2021. Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel, lights etc. One tree per customer.

  • Tullamore Waste facility & Recycling Centre, Derryclure Tel: 057 93 44186

  • Edenderry Recycling Centre, Dublin Road Tel: 046 97 72677

  • Birr Recycling Centre, Syngefield Industrial Estate Tel: 057 91 25905


Cavan:

- Cavan County Council will again be arranging for the FREE collection of natural Christmas trees (from domestic households) during January 2021.

- If bringing a natural Christmas tree to any of the three Civic Amenity Centres located throughout the County (see details below), there will be no entry charge. For the recycling of other household waste items, the €4 entry charge will apply at these Centres.


Waterford:

- Check out Waterford city & council Civic Amenity


Westmeath:

- There is no specific information about Westmeath Christmas Tree recycling for January 2021 yet. You can contact your closest amenity centre: Westmeath County Council have two recycling centres.

  • Zone C, Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, N91 X768(Google map) Tel: 044 93 44155.

  • Rear of Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, N37 T625(Google map)Tel: 090 647 7397


Sligo:

- There is no specific information about Westmeath Christmas Tree recycling for January 2021 yet. You can contact the county council to know more:

General Enquiries, Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside

Tel: 071 9111 111

Fax: 071 914 1119

Email: info@sligococo.ie

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5pm


Laois:

- There are no specifics information about Christmas Tree disposal in County Roscommon. You can contact the county council

- If you have a query on reducing, reusing or recycling your waste, you can contact the Environment Section on 057 867 4322.


Kildare:

- You can also organise an home collection with Firtree.ie for 10.00 to 15.00 €


Leitrim:

- There are no specifics information about Christmas Tree disposal in County Roscommon. You can contact the at environment@leitrimcoco.ie or phone 1890 205 205. Website: http://www.leitrimcoco.ie


Monaghan:

- McElvaney's Waste & Recycling Scotch Corner Recycling Centre accepts Christmas Tree free of charge during January2021. Letterbane, Annyalla, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, A75 P267 (https://www.mcelvaneywaste.com)


- You can contact the County Council: The Environment Section, Carrickmacross, Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Telephone: 042 9661240

Email: envservices@monaghancoco.ie


Longford:

- Longford County Council will be collecting real Christmas trees free of charge at Westlink Civic Amenity site Longford town and Mulleadys Civic Amenity site Drumlish from Monday 4th January to Saturday 23rd January.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Westlink Longford Wednesday 9am to 5pm, closed for lunch 1 to 2 and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

  • Mulleadys Drumlish Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm


Dublin:

- Christmas trees can be recycled free of charge in Dublin from 6th to 24th January 2021 at the following locations:

  • Oscar Traynor Road Bring Centre, Collins Avenue Bring Centre, Grangegorman Bring Centre, Windmill Road Bring Centre, Gullistan Terrace Bring Centre: Opening times: Mon-Fri: 9am – 4pm. Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10th, 17th and 24th January 10am – 4pm

  • Shamrock Terrace Civic Amenity Site: Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm. Saturday 10am – 1pm

  • Pigeon House Road Civic Amenity Site: Opening times: Mon – Wed: 9am – 5pm. Thur-Fri: 9am – 6pm. Saturday 9am – 4pm

Christmas trees can also be recycled at Sandymount Strand, Mellowes Park, Albert College Park and Clontarf Road All-Weather Pitches Car Park from 6th to 24th January between 9am and 5pm. Patrons are reminded not to deposit items at these locations outside these hours as they may be fined €150.

  • Croke Park (St. Joseph’ Avenue entrance): Tuesday 5th - Wednesday 13th January 2021, Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat – Sun:10am – 5pm.

- Fingal County Council will be accepting Christmas Trees for Recycling at the following Collection Points from January 4th to 17th, 2021.


Balbriggan/Skerries/Rush/Lusk

(Enquiries – Operations Depot, tel. 01 890 5000)

  • Bath Road Car Park, Balbriggan

  • Barnageeragh Carpark, Balbriggan Road

  • Hayestown Open Space, Rush

  • Orlynn Park Entrance, Access from Dublin Road, Lusk

Swords/Donabate/Portrane

(Enquries - Operations Depot, tel. 01 890 5000)

  • Estuary Recycling Centre (normal opening hours only)

  • Rathingle Playing fields car park

  • Swords Manor pitches

  • The Square, Donabate

  • The Brook, Portrane

  • Santry Demesne Car Park