Conducted by research and planning consultancy Leapfrog, the survey found that over half of householders said their recycling boxes were simply not large enough to cope with Christmas recycling. And more than four in ten thought councils did not make it easy enough to dispose of Christmas trees.
Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) chairman Lee Marshall said he was surprised at the perception of tree recycling.
So many local authorities run Christmas tree recycling schemes and they are well publicised, he said.
But he was more understanding of concerns around recycling boxes. If you fill up your recycling box normally you would be conscious that at Christmas more waste will be generated, he said.
However, he added that councils, who were generally more savvy about getting the recycling message across at Christmas time now, were willing to accommodate the extra waste generated over the festive season.
According to Marshall most local authorities are willing to take recyclable waste outside of boxes at this time of year and do publicise the fact.