Here is some guidance on how you can recycle your extra waste this Christmas.

Wrapping paper, greetings cards and gift tags

You can put these in your recycling bin but please remove as much sticky tape as you can and don't include the foil/heavily sparkled wrap.  Check what else you can recycle from home.

Bottles and cans

Remember to put these in your recycling bin. Check what else you can recycle from home.

Food waste

You can put all food waste in your food waste caddy, including carcasses, bones, seafood shells and nutshells. Or if you'd like tips on how to reduce food waste from leftovers by making the most of your freezer, take a look at the Food Standards Agency Freezer Fairy's tips.

 More about food waste collections.

Christmas trees

If you have a real Christmas tree you can either plant it to use next year, if it has roots, or recycle it. 

If you want to dispose of a synthetic Christmas tree, please take it to your local community recycling centre.

Garden waste collection service

If you subscribe to our Garden Waste Collection Service, you can put your real Christmas tree out with your other garden waste on a collection date before the end of January.

Christmas tree drop off points

From the 29 December, you can take your real Christmas trees to drop-off points in some of our parks. They will be taken away and turned to compost to be re-used on shrub beds in the borough.

The drop-off points are at:

  • Farnham Park – on the bonfire site
  • Broadwater Park – Nursery Road Car Park
  • Holloway Hill Rec – Car Park
  • Haslemere War Memorial Rec – Car Park
  • Cranleigh Village Way – Car Park
  • Glendale Depot - Guildford Road Farnham


Bin collections

There will be changes to collection days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Page owner: Carolyn Jarvis-Grogan. Last updated: 09/01/2018 11:05