The Environmental Protection Department will hold its annual Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme from January 3-7, 2024. During this five-day period, Hong Kong residents can send their natural trees to a central collection point in Tuen Mun or any of the 15 district collection points located on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon, or New Territories.

locations of the central and district collection points for hong kong natural christmas trees recycling programme
The locations of the central and district collection points for the Hong Kong Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme (© Hong Kong Waste Reduction)

Anyone who needs to recycle their trees before January 3 or between January 8 and 20, 2024, can take them to Y·PARK between 9am and 6pm, from Monday to Saturday. The trees collected as part of this initiative, along with other yard waste, will either be reused, made into recycled products, or upcycled into decorations, wooden furniture, and wood art products, among other items.

Those who take their trees to the collection points should first remove all lighting, plastic stands, decorations, and tape from them. In addition, the Environmental Protection Department recommends that small plants like poinsettias should be replanted, and that artificial Christmas trees and other Yuletide decorations be reused.

Hongkongers who take their natural trees to the Central Collection Point or a recycling station will get an e-certificate, while those who take their trees to recycling stations will get a gift while stocks last.

See also
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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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