With the new year upon us attention will soon turn to taking down the Christmas decorations.

If you live in South Gloucestershire and are looking to recycle your Christmas tree, here is what you need to know.

Those with a garden waste subscription can put the whole tree next to their green bin if it is under 6ft tall.

Otherwise the tree should be cut up and put in your green bin.

If you do not have a garden waste subscription, you can buy a garden waste sack from your local library or Marshfield Country Stores for £2.20, attach it to your tree with string and request a one-off garden waste collection.

The garden waste sack will then be collected on the same day as your black bin.

Alternatively, Christmas trees can be taken to the recycling centres in Thornbury, Yate, Mangotsfield or Little Stoke.

Those in the Stroud district have the opportunity to recycle their tree and help out a charity at the same time.

Longfield Hospice will collect and recycle the trees in exchange for a donation.

Last year over 2,000 trees were collected, raising over £23,000 for the Minchinhampton-based charity.

To register for your tree to be collected visit charityxmastreecollection.com

Registration closes close at midday on Sunday, January 5.