How to recycle and dispose of your Christmas Tree in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside

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These are the easiest ways to dispose of and recycle your Christmas Tree across Newcastle and Tyneside this year.

For many in Newcastle, Gateshead and across Tyneside, it is the week to be taking down the decorations and facing the tricky task of disposing of Christmas Tree.

No doubt the needles from the tree are already all fallen off, deeply embedded in your lovely sitting room carpet or being dragged around the house by excitable youngsters who are still on holiday.

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Most Brits follow the rough guidelines of January 5 and January 6 as the dates to have their festive ornaments down by, in correlation with the Twelfth Night and Epiphany, however, some prefer to get a head start.

NewcastleWorld has scoured the web to help you find local companies and council schemes that are ready and waiting to take your Christmas Tree away this January.

Mike Brannigan, who runs MB Gardening Services North Tyneside, is ready to help you out if you're in that part of the North East. He's running a programme offering to collect and recycle your tree from £6 and can be reached on 07849291874.

Also in North Tyneside is The Real Christmas Tree Company, which runs a service every year. They'll collect and recycle a used tree from £5 and can be contacted on 07510469955.

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AW Waste Management do work all over the North East and will take care of your tree for the fixed price of £5 and offer a same-day collection service. You can get in touch on 07885990895.

A go-to for many is St Oswald's Hospice, who collects trees from a number of NE postcodes and raises money for charity. However, if you're thinking of St Oswald's, their slots are already booked up.

The first week of January sees households flock to recycle their tree and move on from Christmas festivities (Image: Getty Images)The first week of January sees households flock to recycle their tree and move on from Christmas festivities (Image: Getty Images)
The first week of January sees households flock to recycle their tree and move on from Christmas festivities (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Finally, here's what the local councils are advising residents regarding Christmas Tree disposal and where to drop them off.

Newcastle City Council - Newcastle Council advise taking your Christmas Tree to a local tip. These are found at Brunswick Industrial Estate, Glasshouse Street in Byker and Walbottle Road in Walbottle.

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Gateshead Council - Gateshead Council advise residents to recycle trees at household waste and recycling centres in Blaydon and Wrekenton. The council adds: "f you have signed up for garden waste collections, you can chop up your tree and put it into your garden waste bin for collection when the service begins again in April."

North Tyneside Council - Residents with garden waste bins can chop up trees and put the in there. Otherwise, the council advises using a designated collection point or a Household Waste Recycling Centre in North Shields.

South Tyneside Council - There are a total of 14 sites to recycle your Christmas Tree in South Tyneside. These are listed below and more information can be received from the Customer Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000.

  • Temple Park leisure centre - next to Recycling Site
  • North Marine Park
  • Mowbray Park - off Osborne Avenue
  • Readhead Park
  • West Park
  • Recycling Village at Middlefields
  • West Park
  • Campbell Park
  • St. Andrews Centre
  • Disco Park
  • Grange Park
  • Cornthwaite Park
  • Coulthard Park
  • Oakleigh Gardens

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