Christmas is just around the corner - and so is the Isabel Hospice tree recycling service!

In exchange for a suggested donation, the Welwyn Garden City-based Hospice will be collecting and recycling people’s real Christmas trees between January 7 and January 13, 2023.

The service will take place in the following postcode areas:

  • AL6 9/0, AL7 1/2/3/4, AL8 6/7, AL9 5/6/7, AL10 0/8/9
  • CM21 0/9, CM23 2/3/4/5
  • EN6 4, EN7 5/6, EN8 7/8/9/0, EN10 6/7, EN11 8/9/0
  • SG2 7, SG3 6, SG9 9/0, SG10 6, SG11 1/2, SG12 7/8/9/0, SG13 7/8, SG14 1/2/3

Katy O’Sullivan, Isabel’s Head of Fundraising, said: “We’re here to help make your Christmas clear-up as hassle-free as possible, leaving you to focus on the festive fun.

“So, when you’ve finished decking the halls and it’s time to pack away the tinsel and baubles for another year, we will pick up your tree from your door and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way.”

Last year, the Hospice collected more than 1,500 trees from households across eastern Hertfordshire, raising a tree-mendous £30,500 to help fund its specialist and compassionate care.

Katy added: “This is the third year we have organised our tree-cycling service, and it continues to grow in popularity each year.

“We expect to be even busier this year, so we are encouraging people to book their collection slot online as early as possible to avoid disappointment.”

You can book by visiting

The Hospice is also in need of extra helpers to post leaflets through letterboxes and distribute posters in their community to raise awareness of the tree-cycling campaign, as well as help collect the trees in January and drop them to the charity’s disposal sites.

Katy said: “Back in January at the start of this year, more than 60 volunteers offered their help by both leafleting houses and helping us to collect trees in an awe-inspiring display of community spirit.

“We’re hoping our supporters will work their magic for us by volunteering to lend a hand again this time round so if you can help, even for just a couple of hours, please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you.”

To get involved, email, or call the fundraising team on 01707 382500 option 4.