Get your Christmas tree battered at ‘chip shop’


A council will be opening ‘chip shops’ where people will be able to get their real Christmas trees battered into splinters.

Dacorum Borough Council’s is offering the service for one day only - Sunday, January 6.

Chippings can be taken home for use in the garden, while any leftover will be used in flower beds across the borough.

The chip shops will be at Water Lane Car Park in Berkhamstead and Cupid Green Depot in Hemel Hempstead, both from 9.30am to 4pm and Tring Garden Centre, in Bulbourne Road, Tring, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. At Tring, trees will be chipped to the following day.

Those living in Tring or Berkhamsted can pay £3 for scouts to take their trees away. Berkhamsted people should email or call 01442 866369 to arrange collection, while Tring residents should contact

Real Christmas trees can also be recycled at the household waste recycling centres in Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead or Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted.