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Christmas tree shredding events in 2023

Christmas Tree Shredding

Published: Wednesday, 14th December 2022

Residents will once again be able to have their real Christmas tree turned into chippings at one of the borough council’s shredding events on 7 January 2023.

Natural wood chipping can be used as a chemical free form of weed suppressant or can be used to improve soil structure, making the most of unwanted Christmas trees.

The events are free for residents and take place as follows:

Saturday 7 January - 9am - 12 noon Hunstanton Recreation Ground car park

Saturday 7 January - 1 pm - 3 pm King’s Lynn, Gaywood Plant Nursery, Gayton Road

Only one tree is permitted per household. Decorations should be removed from the tree before it is brought for shredding.

Brown bin customers can dispose of real Christmas trees in their brown bins. If the tree does not fit in the bin it can be placed beside it on collection day. Real Christmas trees will not be collected with the black bin refuse collection.

Christmas trees can also be taken to one of Norfolk County Council’s recycling centres. For more information visit

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