People wanting to dispose of their real Christmas tree once the festive season is over have a variety of options, including taking it to the recycling centre, putting it in garden waste, or having it collected for charity.
Below is a guide for the best way to get rid of old trees, depending on the district you live in.
City of Lincoln Council
Real Christmas trees will be collected with people’s black bin or can be chopped up and placed in their green bin if they subscribe to the garden waste service.
North Kesteven District Council
Trees can be put in the brown garden waste bin if residents pay for the garden waste collection service. Alternatively real trees can be taken to the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
South Kesteven District Council
Christmas trees can be left beside the green bins for collection (ending w/c February 12). If people do not have a green bin they can leave their tree out, in a prominent position, on the day green waste bins are collected on their street.
Residents without a green waste collection in their street, and anyone else that wishes to, can take them to the Household Waste Recycling Centre next to the depot in Grantham (opens Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or in Bourne.
West Lindsey District Council
Residents are advised to take their tree to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
East Lindsey District Council
Customers on the green waste scheme can put their real Christmas trees next to their green bin or chopped up inside their green bin on the collection dates after Christmas for collection.
Customers who do not subscribe to the green waste scheme should take their Christmas trees to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Boston Borough Council
Trees can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, or, if small enough, can be cut up and put in brown garden waste bins ready for collection.
South Holland District Council
Residents on the garden waste scheme should use the brown garden waste bin. Those not on the garden waste scheme should (in order of preference):
1. Compost their tree at home
2. Take it to the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre for composting
3. Put it inside their brown bin for collection as service resumes on January 22
People should put out their tree with refuse for the period up to and including Friday, January 26.
Alternatively St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, in partnership with JustHelping, are offering Christmas Tree collection in return for a charitable donation.