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Christmas Tree Recycling

Leave the effort of getting rid of your Christmas tree to us!

If you live in Exeter, Exmouth or Honiton, there’s now an easy way to recycle your Christmas tree and help local people with a terminal diagnosis at the same time!

On Friday 7 and  Saturday 8 January 2022, Hospiscare volunteers will be heading out in force to collect and recycle your Christmas trees.

How you can sign up your tree

Collection bookings have now closed. Thank you so much to all those who booked a collection.

About this Collection

Please support Hospiscare and help us to continue providing free palliative and end of life care for the local community. In return for a donation (we suggest £10 per tree), we will collect and recycle your Christmas tree. Your donation will help make a real difference to local patients and their families across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

Please note: we do not receive any funding for disposing of your tree and cannot accept artificial trees.

A small act of kindness can go a long way. Take a look at the impact your donation could have:

  • £15 would pay for a cosy fleece blanket for a patient staying on the ward
  • £31 would cover the cost of a bed in the ward for one hour
  • £37 would pay for an hour’s specialist bereavement care
  • £56 would pay for a home visit by a Hospiscare Community Nurse Specialist

Our volunteers will be collecting in the following area:

EX1, EX2, EX3, EX4, EX8, EX14 1, EX14 2, EX14 3

Collections will take place between Friday 7 January and Saturday 8 January 2022. Please ensure your tree is outside your house, easily accessible and clearly marked ‘Hospiscare pick-up’ by 8am on Friday 7 January to ensure a speedy collection. All decorations will need to be removed prior to collection

Don’t miss out, please register your tree by 3 January at 8am.

If you’d like to join our happy band of volunteer tree collectors, find out more here: