Branch and Christmas tree collections

Darebin residential properties can get one free branch and Christmas tree collection each year.

Your household is entitled to:

  • one free bundled branch collection per year
  • one real Christmas tree collection per year.

For branches, we allow up to eight bundles of no more than one metre long and 30 centimetres in diameter. Please tie the bundles with string or twine, not wire.

Christmas tree collection bookings will open on 15 Dec 2021 for the collection to run from Monday 27 December 2021 to Friday 01 April 2022. 

How to book

You must book for both of these collections. Christmas tree bookings start mid-December, and we advise you to book early as places are limited.

To book a collection, call Customer Service on 03 8470 8888.

Can I drop off my Christmas tree?

The Darebin Resource Recovery Centre is able to provide a free drop-off service for standard-size natural Christmas trees each year. Check between December and April to find out when you can drop off your tree.

You can also drop your plastic Christmas tree for $29 (our default fee for half a boot load of general waste).