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Where can you recycle your Christmas tree? Whether it's real or artificial, here's how to get rid of your festive fir.
As the festive season comes to a close, around eight million Christmas trees will need to be disposed of in the UK.
But instead of sending them to landfill, there are plenty of sustainable ways to get rid of those festive firs.
The government are urging people to recycle or replant real trees in the hope of a more eco-friendly solution, while artificial trees need a different approach.
So if you're ready to take the decorations down for another year, here's all the info on how to get rid of your Christmas tree.
Disposing of real Christmas trees in an eco-friendly way is easier than you think, here are a few sustainable options:
Gardeners have revealed a great tip on how to re-use dead pine needles from Christmas trees – turn them into mulch.
It's really simple to do. Just take your tree outside, remove its branches and shake off all the dead needles. Next, collect them and place them over soil and around plants.
They will slowly decompose and form a protective layer of material which suppresses weeds, locks in moisture and shields against the wind and sun.
Joe and Rex ‘replant’ Christmas trees
Artificial Christmas trees cannot be recycled so they will have to go out with the rubbish.
The simplest option when it comes to disposing of faux firs is to put them up the loft until next year.
"Look at ways of keeping them for future Christmases so they don’t end up in landfill where they can take centuries to decompose," said Environment Minister Rebecca Pow.
If you decide you don't want your fake tree, why not donate it to charity so another family can enjoy it next year?