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Time for a Christmas tree takeaway?

What happens to your real Christmas tree once the fun is all over, and it is standing in the corner of a room looking sad and bare? The simple answer is: It can be taken away to be composted. Once again this year the council is providing a doorstep collection of real Christmas trees.

Of course, if your tree has roots you could plant it in a pot in the garden and reuse it next year. But, if not, then maybe it is time for a takeaway…

On the same day of the week as your usual rubbish or recycling collections, the council will collect old Christmas trees for composting – between Wednesday, 28 December and Friday, 27 January.

Make sure you check the back page of Around Ealing magazine for any changes to your usual collection day over Christmas and the new year – or visit the council’s website.

Tree trunks must not exceed 20cm in diameter or 6ft in height (taller trees can be cut in two). And remember to remove all decorations.

Or do your own takeaway yourselves…
Children playing around a real Christmas tree that has been planted
Children playing around a real Christmas tree that has been planted

Alternatively, real Christmas trees can be taken to one of the council’s parks and open spaces listed below, any time in January – and up until 12 February, to include those trees left up longer:

  • Acton Green Common
  • Acton Park
  • Berkeley Fields (Berkeley Avenue)
  • Churchfields, Hanwell (car park)
  • Cleveland Park
  • Ealing Central Sports Ground (Horsenden Lane South)
  • Ealing Common (Junction of Grange Road and The Common)
  • Elthorne Park (Boston Road)
  • Islip Manor Park (Eastcote Lane car park)
  • North Acton playing fields
  • Perivale Park (Cowgate Road)
  • Pitshanger Park
  • Ravenor Park (Oldfield Lane South and Ruislip Road)
  • Rectory Park (Parkfield Drive)
  • Southall Park (Green Drive)
  • Southfields Park
  • Spikes Bridge Park (West Avenue)
  • Springfield Gardens (Rosemont Road)
  • Walpole Park (Lammas Park Gardens)

You can also, of course, take them to the borough’s two re-use and recycling centres in Stirling Road, Acton (W3 8DJ) or Greenford Road (UB6 9AP).

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