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30th Dec 2023

Here is how and when to dispose of your Christmas tree in Ireland

Jody Coffey


An emotional goodbye

The festivities have passed, the decorations are down, and the resolutions are set, now it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

Luckily, many local authorities nationwide have facilities across January to correctly dispose of your tree, some of which are at no cost.

Once you’ve made your peace with the fact that Christmas is over for another year, find out where to dispose of your tree below.


Dublin City Council are providing a free Christmas tree disposal service at a selection of centres, civic amenity sites and local drop-off points from January 6th to 21st January 2024.

Recycling Centres

  • Oscar Traynor Road Bring Centre, Oscar Traynor Road, Dublin 5
  • Grangegorman Bring Centre, Grangegorman Road Upper, Dublin 7
  • Rathmines Bring Centre, Gullistan Terrace, Dublin 6
  • Windmill Road Bring Centre, Windmill Road, Dublin 12
  • Ringsend Recycling Centre, Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4
  • Ballymun Recycling Centre, Carton Way, Dublin 11
  • North Strand Recycling Centre, Shamrock Terrace, Dublin 1

Local drop-off points (Between 9am and 5pm)

  • Good Counsel Liffey Gaels GAA Club, Sarsfield Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
  • Sandymount Strand Car Park, Strand Road, Dublin 4
  • Clontarf Promenade Car Park, Clontarf Dublin 3
  • Mellowes Park Depot, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Albert College Park, Whitehall, Dublin 9
  • Croke Park Christmas trees can be recycled at Croke Park from the 4th to the 12th of January 2024. 

More information can be found at


Cork County Council are providing a free Christmas tree drop-off service at several civic amenity sites from now until January 31st, 2024.

The following locations will be accepting trees on select dates and times.

  • Clonakilty CAS
  • Derryconnell CAS
  • Castletownbere CAS
  • Skibbereen BS
  • Bandon CAS
  • Macroom CAS
  • Raffeen CAS
  • Rossmore CAS
  • Youghal CAS
  • Millstreet cas
  • Mallow CAS
  • Kanturk CAS

Unless otherwise stated, facility opening hours are 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Please ensure to check the times first before visiting your local drop-off point at


Christmas trees are taken free of charge at several recycling centres and civic amenity sites across North and South Tipperary after Christmas at appointed times.

Please check the opening hours of your local drop-off point before bringing your tree to:

  • Donohill Recycling Centre, Donohill
  • Cashel Civic Amenity Site, Cashel
  • Fair Green, Carrick-on-Suir
  • Nenagh Recycling Centre, Nenagh
  • Roscrea Recycling Centre, Roscrea
  • Templemore Town Park, Templemore
  • Parnell Street Car Park, Thurles.


Galway County Council is accepting Christmas Trees for recycling from January 6th until 13th, 2024.

They will be accepted free of charge at the normal hours of the following sites:

  • Athenry: Public Car Park beside Kenny Park
  • Ballinasloe: Civic Amenity Site, Poolboy, Ballinasloe H53VH95 (Open January 6th, 9th, 11th, and 13th only)
  • Clifden: Beach Road
  • An Cheathrú Rua: Halla Éinne Car Park H91RX2X
  • Gort: Lough Cutra Quarry, Bunnasrah, Gort
  • Loughrea: Fairgreen, Courthouse Road
  • Mountbellew: Black Quarry, Mountbellew – Ballinasloe Road (Near 50km speed limit sign)
  • Oughterard: Car Park, Oughterard
  • Maigh Cuilinn: Behind the bringbanks on Mountain Road
  • Portumna: Beside bringbanks, Castle Avenue H53WN23
  • Tuam: Civic Amenity Site, Athenry Road H54Y512
  • Headford: Council Yard beside Mart
  • Oranmore: Oranmore Community Centre beside GAA Pitch H91AV2D


Householders can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations free of charge between the 4th and 18th of January, 2024.

  • Fairgreen Car Park, Graiguenamanagh
  • Adjacent to the Bottle Banks in Bennettsbridge
  • Quay Car Park, Thomastown
  • Supervalu Car Park, Callan
  • Pound Car Park, Piltown (Normal Opening Hrs)
  • Entrance to Assumption Place, Urlingford
  • The Square, Freshford
  • Fairgreen, Ballyragget
  • Castlecomer Council Yard, Donaguile
  • Adjacent to the Bottle Banks, Goresbridge

After January 18th, the following recycling centres will accept Christmas trees for a small charge.

  • Dunmore Waste Disposal & Recycling, Castlecomer Rd, Kilkenny
  • Granny Recycling Centre, Grannagh


Real Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling free of charge at Kyletalesha Landfill Site until January 27th, 2024

Please remove all lights and decorations beforehand.

Artificial trees will go into landfill.


Christmas Trees will be accepted at Navan, Trim, Kells and Thornton’s Dunboyne Recycling Centres for shredding from December 29th.

  • Navan Recycling Centre = Unit 1, Mullaghboy Ind Est, Athboy Rd, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 NX24 (Tel: 046 9066170 or Mobile: 086 1723061)
  • Kells Recycling Centre – Lloyd Business Park, Cavan Rd, Kells, Co. Meath (Tel: 046 9293436 or Mobile: 087 7495357)
  • Trim Recycling Centre – Manorlands, Summerhill Rd, Trim, Co. Meath (Tel: 046 9486775 or Mobile: 086 8196813)
  • Dunboyne Recycling Facility – Thorntons Recycling – Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Dunboyne, Co. Meath (Tel. 01 6235133)
  • Beauparc Recycling Centre, Panda Waste – Rathdrinagh, Beauparc, Co. Meath (Tel. 01 8298992)

They will also be taken at the following locations during office hours:

  • Meath County Council Depot Duleek (behind Garda Station)
  • Pillo Hotel Ashbourne 
  • Meath County Council Offices Drumree Rd Dunshaughlin

** Please note real trees only **


Christmas trees can be brought for shredding as mulch to the following locations in Kildare from Wednesday, January 3rd until – Sunday, January 21st, 2024. 

  • Athy – Meeting Lane carpark
  • Celbridge – Interchange yard
  • Clane – GAA club
  • Maynooth – Council Depot (beside Fire Station)
  • Monasterevin – Moore Abbey carpark
  • Naas – Fairgreen
  • Newbridge – Council Nursery (accessible heading towards Naas – follow signs)


Real Christmas Trees can be recycled at any of the below Civic Amenity Sites:

  • Ballaghaderreen
  • Boyle
  • Castlerea
  • Roscommon

A recycling ticket is required to use this service (you can also bring a car load of recyclables with your ticket).

Tickets for a small car/van are €3.50 each and are sold in books of four – for the full list of places to purchase tickets and material accepted at these recycling centres follow the link here.

All Civic sites will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 8am to 4pm.

Closed lunch from 1pm to 1.30pm (except Roscommon).

All Civic Amenity Sites are closed on bank holidays.


A Christmas Tree disposal service will be available at the Manorhamilton and Mohill Civic Amenity Sites in Co. Leitrim on the following dates:

January 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th
Friday: 11am – 2pm and 3pm – 6pm.
Saturday : 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

**The cost is €6.00 per tree, however, if there is more than one tree, personnel at the gate of the Civic Amenity Sites will inform members of the public of the cost for disposal **

Tickets for Civic Amenity sites can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Ballinamore – Murphy’s Newsagents, St. Brigid’s Street, Ballinamore
  • Carrick On Shannon – Masterson’s Service Station, Dublin Road, Carrick on Shannon
  • Drumshanbo – Gibbons Centra, Main Street, Drumshanbo
  • Manorhamilton – McCormacks Service Station, Sligo Road, Manorhamilton
  • Mullins Service Station, New Line, Manorhamilton
  • Killasnett Co-op, Sligo Road, Manorhamilton
  • Mohill – Baxters Centra, Station Road, Mohill
  • Aurivo Co-op, Hyde Street, Mohill

Tickets can be purchased in Books of 5 for €30 or individually for €6


Mayo County Council’s Civic Amenity Centres – Derrinumera and Rathroeen – will operate under the following opening hours over the Christmas period.

  • Derrinumera

Monday – Friday: 9am – 12.50pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9am – 1pm, Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays ((098) 41632)

  • Rathroeen

Monday – Friday: 9am – 12.50pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9am – 1pm, Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays ((096) 75959)



There will be a free Christmas tree disposal in Co. Clare from January 5th until 20th, 2024 at the following drop-off points:

  • Central Waste Management Facility. Ballyduff, Beg, Inagh.
  • Lisdeen Recycling Centre & Transfer Station, Kilkee
  • Scariff Recycling Centre & Transfer Station
  • Shannon Recycling Centre
  • Gardening Section, Gort Rd, Ennis (adjacent to Cois na hAbhna – drop off point outside the gates)

Please check each drop-off location for up-to-date opening hours.

If your county is not listed, please seek information on where and how to dispose of your Christmas tree from your local authority.