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.

Information on the charge for kerbside collections of garden waste in 2021.