Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in New Zealand after Christmas
2022 and in January 2023
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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Your kids will love it!
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New Zealand: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2023
In general, Kiwi's may:
Green Waste Collection
Check with Christmas tree farms
Some Christmas tree farms accept trees purchased from anywhere, for free, to use for mulch or compost.
- Misa Christmas Tree Farm - They offer a Christmas Tree collection and recycle service Auckland wide seven days a week, just select your Auckland location below and book online.
We also accept drop offs at our farm. Please note there is a $25 disposal fee and drop offs are accepted strictly at drop off times only, view times and book here. All trees are taken to be composted or chipped via the Avondale Transfer Station.
Mount Gabriel Mangere Bridge Christmas Tree Farms
- Drop off your undecorated tree here
3 Creamery Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New
Zealand. Phone: (09) 294 6177. Email:
Free Christmas Tree Recycling
At the end of the festive season, take your tree to one of our farms and we will mulch it to use on our fields.
Our gates are open just after Christmas and in January so come on down and throw yours on the pile, even if it wasn't bought from us. Its our
commitment to having a sustainable and environmentally friendly Christmas tree farm.
- Mount Gabriel Drury Christmas Tree Farms
- Drop off your undecorated tree here
201 Sutton Road, Drury, Auckland, New Zealand. Phone: (09) 294
[email protected]. Free Christmas Tree Recycling
At the end of the festive season, take your tree to one of our farms and we will
mulch it to use on our fields. Our gates are open just after Christmas and in January so come on down and throw yours on the pile, even if it
wasn't bought from us. Its our commitment to having a sustainable and environmentally friendly Christmas tree farm.
Local collection services
- Christmas Tree Removal Auckland - Taking bookings for your Christmas
Tree removals! Contactless, hassle free way to recycle! Book online here:
Sunday 2 January 2022
Saturday 8 & 9 January 2022.
- Mike's Xmas Trees - Christmas tree collection and removal, book on their
Cox's Bay Car Park, 55 West End Road, Herne Bay, Auckland. Phone: 021 0867 5500. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See their website or Mike's Xmas Trees facebook page.
Collects from selected areas. This was the
2021-2022 season list - check their website for updates and booking. East Auckland. - Ellerslie, Epsom, Glendowie, Glen Innes,
Greenlane, Kohimarama, Meadowbank, Mission Bay, Mt Wellington, Newmarket, Onehunga, One Tree Hill, Orakei, Panmure, Parnell, Point England,
Remuera, Royal Oak, St Heliers, St Johns & Stonefields
Central & West Auckland Suburbs
Avondale, CBD, Eden Tce, Freemans Bay, Grafton,
Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Hillsborough, Kingsland, Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, New Lynn, Pt Chev, Ponsonby, Sandringham, St Mary's Bay, Te Atatu,
Three Kings & Westmere
North Shore Suburbs
Bayswater, Beach Haven, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Castor Bay, Devonport, Forrest Hill,
Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hauraki, Hillcrest, Hobsonville, Milford, Narrowneck, Northcote, Stanley Pt, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Unsworth Heights &
Drop-off at your local transfer station (Be sure to call them first!)
You can take Christmas trees to some transfer stations for a fee. Make sure you check opening hours and locations.
Here are some examples - always check their prices and current requirements:
All Christmas trees dropped off at these locations will be turned into mulch and compost. We'd recommend checking pricing and open hours before
- Pikes Point Transfer Station
81 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga
0800 240 120
- Devonport Community Recycling Center
27 Lake Road, Devonport
09 445 3830
- Central Landscape Supplies
419 Rosebank Road, Avondale
09 828 5533
- East Tamaki Transfer Station
33 Neales Road, East Tamaki
09 274 5287
- Papakura Transfer Station
25 Inlet Road, Takanini
09 299 8153
- Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Centre
50 The Concourse, Henderson
09 301 0101