How do I get rid of a Christmas tree in Stamford, Bourne, the Deepings and Rutland?
Real Christmas trees can be 'recycled' across the area thanks to several schemes.
In South Kesteven people who have paid-for green bin garden waste collection can leave their tree out with their bin on its usual collection day.
People without a green bin can leave it next to a neighbour's green bin and it will be collected, even if there are several trees - but to keep up the neighbourly spirit, it's best to mention it to them first.
People in Oakham can have their tree collected on Saturday, January 11 by Oakham All Saints’ Scouts for a £7 fee. To book collection from outside a property visit their website.
Throughout Rutland, people can put a real tree into their green bin, but only if it fits.
If the tree is too big, it needs to be taken to one of the council’s tips at Burley Road, Cottesmore or at Willoughby Road, Morcott - also known as the North Luffenham Civic Amenity Site.
Gardeners can put their Christmas trees in a compost bin or on to a compost heap, although cutting up the tree into smaller pieces first is recommended to help speed up the composting process.
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