Christmas Tree Recycling – Faversham Drop-Off Station 2024

Saturday 6 January 2024 - Sunday 7 January 2024

Recycle your Christmas tree this January and support local hospice care in east Kent.

Online registrations for the Faversham Tree Drop-off Station at Macknade have now closed. However, you are welcome to take your real Christmas tree along and make a donation in person at the point of drop off during the following times: Saturday 6th Jan (9:00 – 16:00) or Sunday 7th Jan (10:00 – 16:00).

Back for its 3rd year, Pilgrims Hospices will be operating a dedicated Christmas tree drop-off recycling station at Macknade in Faversham, available to residents of the town and surrounding villages in return for a chosen donation.

So, don’t feel stumped that you live outside of our usual tree collection council areas, you can still say farewell to your festive fir in a sustainable way by bringing it to our tree drop-off station to be recycled. 

As easy as 1, 2, tree

  1. Register your tree to be dropped off during your chosen timeslot
  2. Donate your chosen amount to support Pilgrims Hospices
  3. Drop off your tree in January to be recycled

The Christmas tree drop-off recycling station will be open on Saturday 6th (9:00 – 16:00) and Sunday 7th (10:00 – 16:00) January 2024

Please note:

  • Real Christmas trees only. We cannot accepted any artificial trees, or trees with decorations, bases or pots. 
  • Any trees over 8ft tall or 4ft wide must be chopped ideally in half or into reasonably-sized pieces in advance of drop off. 
  • Please let us know when booking if you have more than one tree (maximum of 2 trees per booking).

Tree recycling is operated as a free service by Pilgrims Hospices. Please show your appreciation by giving generously to support Pilgrims Hospices to be there for the next family who needs our specialist care and support.

How your donation could help

This Christmas, your kind support could help local people who are living with a life-limiting illness.

  • £12 could pay for a patient’s Christmas dinner.
  • £15 could give a complementary therapy session to a patient, relieving anxiety.
  • £20 could provide for a physiotherapy session to help a patient stay active and enjoy festive games with their family on Christmas day.
  • £30 could enable our Community Team to hold a consultation with a patient in their own home.
  • £45 could pay for one-on-one counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one this festive season.
  • £100 could allow our community nurses to continue making home visits, ensuring that patients can spend Christmas at home with family and friends.

How are the Christmas trees recycled and how is the money raised?

The last Christmas tree recycling campaign raised over £57,000 to support the vital care of patients facing incurable illness in east Kent, with more than 3,150 real Christmas trees recycled in Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford. We are only able to raise this through our community giving generously when registering online.

All trees are chipped on site by professional arborists A Bird. With special thanks to Macknade Food Hall, Faversham for their fantastic support in hosting the drop=off station.


Thank you so much for your support

Every generous donation from our amazing community helps to make sure we can be there for the next family who needs us.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, find out about the full range of services Pilgrims can offer.


Macknade, Faversham

Contact information


Contact name: Rachael Edmed

Phone: 01227 812621