Recycling your Christmas tree in Bedford Borough


From Thursday, December 30 to Monday, January 10, there will be 8 Christmas tree recycling sites across the Borough where you can drop off your real Christmas tree, for it to be composted.

After the Christmas celebrations are over and the decorations are down, if you can’t plant your real Christmas tree in the garden, make sure you recycle it.

Real Christmas trees can be dropped off at one of the Christmas tree recycling sites between Thursday, 30 December and Monday, 10 January, where they will be taken away for composting. Sites include:

  • Hillgrounds Road, Kempston – opposite the shops near Hartwell Drive
  • Jubilee Park, Bedford – opposite North Lodge, Canvin Way
  • Milton Ernest Garden Centre, Radwell Road off the A6
  • Mowsbury Park Car Park, Wentworth Drive, Bedford (please note this is a slight change from the usual place at Mowsbury Park Car Park on Kimbolton Road)
  • Podington Garden Centre, High Street, Podington
  • Roxton Garden Centre, A421 near the Black Cat Roundabout
  • Seasons Garden Centre, Bedford Road, Wixams
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre, Barkers Lane, Bedford

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