Festive waste collections and recycling
Christmas tree recycling
Midlothian Council does not offer a separate kerbside collection of real Christmas trees.
To recycle it, please take your real tree to a Recycling Centre.
If you paid for the kerbside collection of garden waste in 2020, you can put your real Christmas tree in your brown bin.
- As we suspended the service due to COVID-19, we added more dates to your 2020 service. Your last collection date is now between 1 and 12 March 2021. Download your collection calendar
- There will be no collections from 12 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
- The additional brown bin collections restart from 11 January 2021
- Ensure all garden waste fits securely within your brown bin
- Present your bin for collection with the lid closed
Christmas trees can be collected at the kerbside as part of a bulky waste uplift. The charge is from £26 for up to 7 household items.