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Free Christmas tree collection points are open

Free Christmas tree collection points are open

86 collection points across the city for environmentally friendly disposal of Christmas trees now open, with collection lasting until January 31, 2024.

The full list of collection points in all Tallinn’s districts can be found HERE.

Old Christmas trees are treated as waste and can be disposed of like other large waste items. If transportation is not available, city’s residents can arrange for tree pickup with their local waste collector and leave the tree next to the designated container. Collected trees will be processed into thermal energy. 

Christmas trees should not be wrapped in plastic and must be free of decorations, plastics, fabric, or other materials. Usable artificial trees and decorations no longer needed can be taken to reuse centers and rooms or the Uuskasutuskeskus (Reuse Center). Broken artificial trees and decorations should be disposed of in mixed waste containers. Christmas lights are considered electronic waste and should be taken to waste treatment plants.

For those who can transport their trees, free disposal (up to 0.6 m³) is available at all Tallinn waste treatment plants. It's advisable to cut and bundle the tree before disposal.

More information about local collection points and collection events can be obtained from the respective district governments.