Christmas tree collections

Update on our service

Christmas trees

Published 8 December 2021

The introduction of our new garden waste permit scheme earlier this year included a change to our Christmas tree collection service.

  • If you have a permit, you will be able to have your tree collected after Christmas at no additional cost. Your tree must be broken down and disposed of in your bin, with the lid fully closed;  no trees will be lifted from the pavement.
  • Anyone who has a permit and is on our assisted collection list can have one tree lifted by staff on their brown bin collection day. The tree doesn't need to be broken down and should be left beside the brown bin.
  • If you don't have a permit and wish to have your tree collected, you can pay £15 for a one-off uplift. These uplifts will only be available until Friday 14 January 2022 and you can book and pay for this online from Monday 13 December Again, your tree must be broken down and disposed of in your bin, with the lid fully closed; no trees will be lifted from the pavement.

In both instances, you must break down your tree and place it in your brown bin, ensuring the lid is fully closed; no trees will be lifted from the pavement.

Alternatively, we are offering a free chipping service at Cowan Park in Barrhead and Rouken Glen in Giffnock. There are fenced off areas within both parks, beside the car parks. You can leave your tree in these areas.

You can also take your tree to either of our recycling centres free of charge. Book a slot for the recycling centres. Please note, garden waste disposal at Greenhags recycling centre is accessed via stairs.

Brown bin collections will be suspended over the festive fortnight from Monday 27 December 2021 until Monday 10 January 2022.

Further information on our festive arrangements for rubbish and recycling will be announced shortly

Last modified on 5 January 2022