Where you can recycle your Christmas tree in East Devon: Sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district from Monday, January 4. 

The now-forlorn festive items can be left at nine designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth.

They will be composted and used as a natural fertiliser by local farms or in the district’s parks.

East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in:

  • Axminster: West Street car park – Monday, January 4, 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
  • Broadclyst: – Sports Pavilion car park – Tuesday, January 5,  12:30pm to 2.30pm;
  • Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln car park – Tuesday, January 5, 8.30am to 11.30am;
  • Cranbrook: The Cranberry Farm – Wednesday, January 6, 8.30am to 11.30am;
  • Exmouth: Imperial Road car park – Monday, January 4,  8.30am to 2pm;
  • Honiton: Lace Walk car park – Tuesday, January 5,  8.30am to 11.30am;
  • Ottery St Mary: Land of Canaan car park – Tuesday, January 5, 12.30pm to 2.30pm;
  • Seaton: Seaton Jurassic car park – Monday, January 4, 8.30am to 11.30am;
  • Sidmouth: Manor Road car park – Wednesday, January 6, 8.30am to noon.

Residents can also recycle real Christmas trees in their green waste bin, but branches must not be thicker than 100mm.

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