How to recycle your Christmas tree and where to take it in Northumberland
Everyone has their own rules on when the Christmas tree should be taken down. If you have a real tree this year here’s how you can recycle it in Northumberland.
Real Christmas trees can be recycled into good quality compost, soil conditioner and wood chippings.
You can take them to your local Household Waste Recovery Centre (HWRC) during normal site opening times – from 8am to 6pm.
Alternatively, Northumberland County Council has set up collection points across the county.
Please note all tips are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Some tips may close early due to adverse weather conditions. Please check the Northumberland County Council alerts page for more updates.
Here are the household waste recycling centres in Northumberland:
The centres open Monday - Sunday from 8am to 6pm:
Alnwick, Plot B, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, NE66 2HT
Bebside, Hathery Lane, Bebside, NE24 4HN
Berwick, Ramparts Business Park, Berwick, TD15 1UN
Hexham, French Garden Industrial Estate, Hexham, NE46 4DL
Morpeth Whorral Bank, Morpeth NE61 3ABNorth Seaton Industrial Estate, Ashington, NE63 0YB
West Wylam (near Prudhoe), Broomhouse Road, West Wylam, NE42 5ED
The centres open Friday - Monday from 8am to 6pm:
Allendale, Shilburn Road, NE47 9LG
Haltwhistle, Town Foot, Haltwhistle, NE49 0ET
Kirkley West Thorn (near Ponteland) Use postcode NE20 0AG for locating by sat nav.
North Sunderland, near Seahouses, NE68 7UP
Wooler, Brewery Lane, NE71 6QG
Collection points across the county:
Alnwick Depot collection points
Alnwick, Greenwell Lane car park – January 1 to January 4 from 9am to 11am
Warkworth, Beach Road car park – January 1 to January 5 from 9am to 10.30am
Amble, The Braid car park – January 1 to January 5 from 11am to 12.30pm
Longframlington, football field – January 1 to January 6 from 9am to 1.30pm
Felton, Grassed area at north end of the village opposite lay-by – January 1 to January 6 from 11am to 12.30pm
Rothbury, Beggars Rigg car park – January 1 to January 7 from 9am to 12pm
Powburn, Hedgeley Services – January 1 to January 8 from 9am to 10.30am
Embleton, recycling site – January 1 to January 8 from 11.30am to 1pm
Tweedmouth Depot – collection points will be available until January 8:
Homebase car park, Tweedmouth
Bamburgh recycling centre
Beadnell car park
Ellingham recycling centre
Holy Island Green Lane car park
Horncliffe Village Hall
Norham recycling centre
Lowick recycling centre
Seahouses car park
Ponteland Leisure Centre and Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre car park will be available until January 6.
Pegswood Welfare car park and Ellington Library will be available until January 7.
Heritage Centre, Bellingham and The Old Playground, Riding Mill will be available until January 6.
Blyth and Stakeford Depots – available until January 8.
Ravensworth Terrace car park, Marketplace car park, B&M Bargains car park (North Seaton), Newbiggin Sports Centre car park, Wansbeck Square car park (Ashington), ASDA (Blyth), Alexandra Park (Cramlington), Ranch Car Park, Manor Walks South (Cramlington) and East Cramlington Nature Reserve car park.