Let's be honest here, Christmas decorations are not the most environmentally friendly thing in the world; the vast majority are made from unrecyclable plastic, and as for the tree, well it can be difficult to know whether a real or an artificial Christmas tree is actually better for the environment.
If you have decided to go for a real Christmas tree this year, when the 12 Days of Christmas over you will need to get rid of it somehow. If you use your artifical tree fro many years it may be past it's best and you may wish to dispose of it. So how can you recycle your Christmas tree?
So what can you do with it?
If the tree is rooted and you have a garden you can plant it out, and if you have any sort of outdoor space you could re-plant it into a pot and then you could then reuse it next year.
If you have a cut tree you have various options.
Unfortunately most artificial Christmas trees are made of a mix of metal and plastic and so cannot be recycled.
If your tree is in good condition it can be donated to a charity shop - but if the tree is particularly large please check that the shop has storage space if you are donating in January!
You could also offer it on a local Freecycle group, Buy Nothing group, Facebook Marketplace or advertise it in your local newspaper Freebies.
However if your tree is in poor condition it will have to go to landfill via your wheelie bin if it is small or by taking it to your household recycling centre if it is too big to fit in your bin.