Now the festive season is over, you may be wondering how to dispose of your 'real' Christmas tree.
Here are the best ways to get the job done:
Take it to the tip
Large Christmas trees should be taken to a local Household Waste Recycling Centre located in Turnford or Hoddesdon. However, do not take Christmas trees to Recycling Points as these sites are for recycling plastics and cans, paper and cardboard, glass, and textiles only.
Recycle it in your green bin
Residents who subscribe to the green waste collection service can recycle real Christmas trees in their green wheeled bin. The bin lid must close and branches should be cut up no thicker than two centimetres.
Try replanting your Christmas tree in a pot or in the ground. Many trees, like Fraser Firs, are resilient and will begin to grow when replanted. You can enjoy the tree in your garden all year round with the bonus of having a tree ready for next Christmas.
Artificial trees are made from a combination of materials and so cannot be recycled. Unwanted trees in a good condition may be accepted at charity shops for re-use or re-sale.