As the festive period draws to a close Wandsworth residents can recycle their Christmas trees for free.

Trees will be collected from people's front gardens on their refuse and recycling collection days until Tuesday, January 15.

They will be shredded and turned into compost.

Residents are strongly advised not to leave trees on pavements unless there is nowhere else at the front of their property to leave it.

Trees should only be left out on normal collection days and not before.

Residents who live in blocks of flats should leave their trees near to their refuse bin store, making sure they do not block access to the bin store.

Collections are being made on Saturdays over the festive period, but in the new year the service will revert to its normal five day a week operation.