Lose your Christmas tree in one easy step

It’s our annual New Year public service announcement.

Redbridge Council will collect your Christmas tree from outside your house, and take it away for composting. And the best bit about it is that you can request the collection online by entering your details at this page: Request Green Waste Collection. Once booked, trees should be collected within 10 days, though you will have to leave the tree at the edge of your property.

That won’t please the excessively houseproud, but is better than getting old fir tree resin smeared on your jeans.