After your family has enjoyed your Real Christmas Tree this year why not recycle it responsibly as our local councils here in West Wales are fab at helping us do this.
It’s lovely making memories with the kids going to pick your own Real Christmas Tree, walking around in the muddy fields deciding on the best one and all exciting getting it home and decorating it together to sparkle and glitter everyday through to Christmas.
Its also a great life lesson for your little ones to show them how to dispose of it responsibly and getting them to help is one of the easiest ways to do this. So, after you have packed away all the tinsel, baubles and lights for another year its time to recycle your Christmas Tree. Each local council has different arrangements in place to help you with this and to help we have listed all this info below.
You can take your Christmas Tree along to any of the recycling centres in Briton Ferry, Cymmer or Lower Cwmtwrch for composting or simply break up the tree and put in your garden waste bag as long as its not too heavy.
All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and don’t forget you must have booked a slot before you visit the Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres which you can do here
Real Christmas trees can be chopped up and put into your garden waste bags as long as they're not too heavy or you can just take them along to your local recycling centre to place in the garden waste skip.
All of the recycling centres are open 8.30am until 5pm, 7 days a week, however they close from 1.00pm on Christmas Eve and are closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. You will need to book a time slot in advance for Llansamlet Recycling Centre and that can be done here
You can take your Christmas Tree along to any of the recycling centres in Trostre (Llanelli), Nantycaws (Carmarthen), Wernddu (Ammanford), and Whitland to recycle your Christmas Tree.
All are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and will close at 12noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (last appointments 11.30am). All sites including Whitland are open Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28 and Monday, January 3.
Don’t forget you will need to book a time slot before you visit, and you can do this here. Also, the council are offering anyone who takes their real Christmas tree to a recycling centre in January will receive a bag of ‘Merlin’s Magic Compost’ free of charge.
Pembrokeshire County Council has once again teamed up with local charity FRAME to provide a free kerbside collection of real Christmas trees.
The service will commence from 5th January 2022 and householders wishing to have a collection can arrange one through your account on their website here or by calling Pembrokeshire County Council's contact centre on 01437 764551.
Requests for collections can be made from Monday 13th December 2021 until Tuesday 7th January 2022 and collections are expected to take approximately three to four weeks to complete.
Real Christmas trees can be taken to either Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter or Llanarth recycling sites, or you can use the Garden Waste Collection Service by purchasing one of the green garden waste bags and tying it to the stump of the tree.
To request a collection, you can call 01545 570881 or book your collection online here.