BOURNEMOUTH residents can put out their Christmas tree from next Monday on their usual rubbish collection day.

Bournemouth Borough Council will be collecting from Monday until Friday, January 17, for residents in Bournemouth on the rubbish collection days, but not the recycling days.

All decorations and stands must be removed from the trees.

If you miss your collection, trees can be disposed of at Millhams Household Recycling Centre which is open every day from 8am to 5pm over the winter period.

Bournemouth residents can also visit the Christchurch Household Recycling Centre at Wilverley Road.

Households in Poole can recycle their trees at Upton Country Park until Monday.

Trees are chipped on site and used to maintain the paths around the park, significantly reducing the cost and environmental impact of transporting them.