Recycle your Christmas Trees

Published by David Hayden on

January 3, 2017

– Pickup available in many Dublin areas this Saturday and Sunday

[x_columnize]It’s that time of year again. You spent a pleasant week snacking on turkey leftovers, rising late and spending lazy afternoons sipping wine and eating chocolates merrily by the fire. You caught up with your friends and family kicked back a little. Now, it’s back to the daily grind.

Those decorations just have to go! Christmas trees can only be tolerated a few more days at most. The truth be told, you’re already itching to be done with the season and to get your living-room, your bank balance and probably your waistline back to normal.

Little-Christmas or the feast of the Epiphany on January 6 marks the traditional close of the season. It falls neatly on a Friday, so this weekend is the ideal time to recycle your tree. Fortunately, there are sites all across the country where you can recycle your Christmas tree and offer it back to the country’s parks after it’s turned into a rich mulch.

Check with your local GAA club if they’re offering Christmas-tree collections this year.

You don’t even need to leave your home if you don’t want to, Faugh’s GAA club are collecting Christmas trees beginning this Saturday, January 7 and charging only €7, all you need to do is check below if you’re inside the six areas they cover in south Dublin and text the appropriate number to schedule your pick up.

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Ballyboden St. Enda’s GAA club are also providing a Christmas-tree collection service this Saturday, January 7 from 9am – 3pm for just €5. They will cover all areas between the Old Mill Pub on the Firhouse Road over to the Luas bridge in Churchtown. If you live in this area and would  like your tree collected, just text your NAME & ADDRESS to 087 – 9312851.

Na Fianna GAA club will be offering tree collections for for just €5 in Glasnevin and surrounding areas between 9am and 6pm this Saturday.

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Whitehall Colmcille Christmas tree collection will take place this Sunday, January 8 and costs €10. If you’re living in the Whitehall and Beaumont areas in North Dublin Email: with your name and address by this Saturday at the latest.

Dublin City Council has advertised the following locations for tree-recycling 

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Oscar Traynor Road, Coolock, Collins Avenue, Dublin 11. Windmill Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Gulistan Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Collins Avenue, Dublin 9 (opposite DCU entrance). Grangegorman, Upper Grangegorman Road, Dublin 7. Herzog Park, Orwell Park, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6. Kylemore Park North, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Eamonn Ceannt Park, Rutland Grove, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Gulistan Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Grangegorman, Upper Grangegorman Road, Dublin 7. Shamrock Terrace Recycling Centre, North Strand, Dublin 3. Pigeon House Road Recycling Centre, Ringsend, Dublin 4.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has opened Christmas tree recycling facilities from Tuesday to January 15th between 9.30am and 3.30pm at:

Blackrock Park Main Entrance, Cabinteely Park Car Park, Killiney Hill Car Park, Marlay Park, Grange Road Car Park, dlr Parks Depot, Sandyford Road, (Near Kilcross Estate), Shanganagh Recycling Centre Car Park, West Pier Car Park, Dún Laoghaire.

South Dublin County Council opened 21 locations for Christmas tree recycling from Wednesday January 4th to January 13th at the following locations:

Lucan: Beechpark open space, Sarsfield Park open space, Haydens Lane Car Park in Griffeen Valley Park, Foxborough open space

Palmerstown: Glenaulin Park, Woodfarm Acres

Clondalkin: Corkagh Park (St Johns Road car park), Corkagh Park (Green Isle car park at Caravan Park entrance), Collinstown Park, Quarryvale Park, Foxdene open space, Grand Canal open space (junction of Bawnogue and Lockview roads)

Tallaght: Raheen open space (opposite Raheen Shopping Centre), Seán Walsh Park – Storage area (behind Old Bawn Community College) near Parks Depot off Whitestown Way.

Greenhills: Tymon Park – Limekiln car park, Tymon Park – Tymon North Road car park

Old Bawn: Church car park (beside shopping centre), Firhouse, Car park at Cherryfield (off the link road between Firhouse Road and Spawell Roundabout), Car park at Dodder Valley Park, Firhouse Road opposite Woodlawn Estate

Rathfarnham: Rathfarnham Castle Park – car park

Saggart: Parks Depot on Mill Lane

Cork City Council has opened a number of locations across the city where Christmas trees can be deposited free of charge between Tuesday, January 3rd and Saturday, January 28th.

These are: Civic Amenity Recycling Centre, Kinsale Road, Ballinlough Park (adjacent to Gus Healy Swimming Pool), Clashduv Park, Togher (adjacent to bring site), The green at the junction of Murmount Road and Iona Road, Montenotte, The green adjacent to the Sam Allen Sports Complex, Knockfree Avenue, Cork City Council has warned that people found disposing of Christmas trees at sites other than the above-mentioned will be fined.

Galway City Council will provide a service between Saturday, January 7th and Monday, Saturday 14th for Christmas tree recycling at Hunters Depot, Lough Rusheen on the Barna Road and at Merlin Woods Depot in Doughiska.

Kilkenny County Council will open a number of Christmas tree drop off points from January 6th to 16th in the following locations.

Dunmore Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre, Fair Green Car Park, Graiguenamanagh, Adjacent to the Bottle Banks in Bennettsbridge, Quay Car Park, Thomastown, Mooncoin, outside the new graveyard, Piltown Pound Car Park, Piltown, Old Newrath Area Office Car Park, Entrance to Assumption Place, Urlingford, The Square, Freshford, Fair Green, Ballyragget, Castlecomer Council Yard, Donaguile

Donegal County Council has set up 16 Christmas tree recycling locations throughout the county where people can bring their trees from January 5th to 21st. They are: Carndonagh Recycling Centre, Nailors Row Car Park, Buncrana, Council Chip Depot, Council Chip Depot, Letterkenny Recycling Centre, Council Machinery Yard, Milford Recycling Centre, Council Yard, Gortnamucklagh, Dungloe Recycling Centre, Council Chip Yard, Coshclady, Kilult Quarry, Stranorlar Recycling Centre, Council Yard, Bridge Street, Laghey Recycling Centre, Council Yard, The Rock, Sea Front Car Park[/x_columnize]

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David Hayden

David is a contributor to the Green News. He has a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and French from UCD as well as a Master's Degrees in French literature and New Media from the University of California at San Diego and the Johns Hopkins University.