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.

By Sophie Brownson
Thursday, 31st December 2020, 1:03 pm

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.

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How to recycle your Christmas tree in Northumberland.

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

Morpeth Depot

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.

Hexham Depot

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.