There will be no green bin collections from Saturday 21 December 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020

Normal collections will resume from Monday 6 January 2020

Normal DateCollecting On
Monday 23 December 2019Saturday 21 December 2019
Tuesday 24 December 2019Monday 23 December 2019
Wednesday 25 December 2019Tuesday 24 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019Friday 27 December 2019
Friday 27 December 2019Saturday 28 December 2019
Monday 30 December 2019Monday 30 December 2019
Tuesday 31 December 2019Tuesday 31 December 2019
Wednesday 1 January 2020Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday 2 January 2020Friday 3 January 2020
Friday 3 January 2020Saturday 4 January 2020

How to recycle your real Christmas tree

Doorstep collections

Trinity Hospice are offering to collect real Christmas trees from households in Clifton, Kirkham, Newton, Singleton, Staining, Wesham, Westby with Plumptons, Wrea Green and Lytham St Annes. To book a collection please visit

Trinity Hospice are looking for as many local volunteers as possible, both with suitable vehicles and without who can spare some free time on 11th and/or 12th January. If you would like to help out please contact Trinity Hospice on 01253 952561. Further details on volunteering can be found here and on the Trinity Hospice web page.

Collection points

Real Christmas trees can be taken to one of the temporary collection points from Friday 3 January to Sunday 12 January, don’t forget to remove all decorations/ skirts / bases prior to dropping off:

  • Coastguard Station, North Beach car park, Lytham St Annes
  • Marine Bowling Club car park, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
  • Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes
  • Rawstorne Sports Centre car park, Freckleton
  • Elswick Village Hall car park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
  • William Segar Hodgson car park, Coronation Road, Kirkham
  • Newton Hall park car park, School Lane, Newton with Scales
  • Staining Village Hall car park, Staining

Real Christmas trees which are collected by Trinity Hospice or taken to one of the collection points will be planted on St Annes beach as part of the ongoing sand dunes restoration project. The trees help to reduce erosion of the dunes which provide a unique habitat for many plants and animals and also act as an effective soft sea defence for the local community.

The Christmas tree planting event will take place at North Beach car park, St Annes, from Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 6 February 2020. Volunteers are always welcome, just turn up on the day between 10am and 3pm.


Green bin collection

We can collect your real Christmas tree in your green bin if you are subscribed to this year’s green waste collection service.  Simply chop up your tree, place it in the green bin (ensuring the lid is closed) and this will be collected for recycling on your next scheduled collection day.


Household Waste Recycling Centre

Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the tip on Saltcotes Road in Lytham. The opening times are 9am to 5pm seven days per week, except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Christmas Hours for Special Collections

DateBulky Waste Collections
Monday 16th December 20199am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 17th December 20199am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 18th December 20199am - 3.30pm
Thursday 19th December 2019 9am - 3.30pm
Friday 20th December 20199am - 12.30pm
Monday 23rd December 2019Closed
Tuesday 24th December 2019Closed
Wednesday 25th December 2019Closed
Thursday 26th December 2019 Closed
Friday 27th December 2019Closed
Monday 30th December 2019Closed
Tuesday 31st December 2019Closed
Wednesday 1st January 2020Closed
Thursday 2nd January 20209am - 3.30pm
Friday 3rd January 20209am - 3.30pm