Proper Disposal With Spaarnelanden

Spaarnelanden provides a convenient solution for disposing of your Christmas tree in Haarlem, Spaarndam, Zandvoort, and Bentveld.

On specific dates in January, you can drop off your tree at one of nearly 30 locations. This initiative helps prevent discarded Christmas trees from cluttering the streets. The collected trees are processed into compost and wood chips for biofuel in energy plants.

Exciting opportunities for kids

For every tree kids aged 15 and under bring in, they receive 0,50 cents and a raffle ticket. They also stand a chance to win gift vouchers of 5 or 10 Euro.

In Haarlem, kids may even win a grand prize- a school excursion of their choice. Winners will be announced on January 16th on Spaarnelanden’s website. To claim their prize, winners must email a photo of the winning ticket to by January 23rd, including their name, address, and phone number.

Details for tree drop-offs

If you are older than 15, you can still contribute by dropping off a Christmas tree, but you won’t receive a raffle ticket or 0,50 cents. Here are the locations, dates, and times for tree drop-offs:

Haarlem and Spaarndam

  • January 3rd and 10th
  • 1:30 pm – 5 pm
  • Location

Zandvoort and Bentveld

  • January 10th
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Location

Important Note

As per the fire department’s regulations, collected trees cannot be stored in front yards or in the streets before the specified collection dates. Failure to comply will result in Spaarnelanden removing the trees due to fire safety concerns.