AS THE festive season is drawing to a close for many, and decorations start to come down, the question is left of what to do with your Christmas tree.

For those who bought a real Christmas tree this festive season, you can recycle them at one of Test Valley Borough Council's collection points, four of which are in Andover.

Alternatively, for those who are subscribed to regular garden waste collection, you can place your tree out to be collected on your normal collection day.

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Residents are asked to ensure that all decorations are removed from the tree, and any tree taller than six feet must be cut in half.

See the full list of where you can take your Christmas tree to be collected:

The British Christmas Tree Grower Association (BCTGA) estimates that there are around six to eight million Christmas trees sold in the UK per year.

According to the Carbon Trust, a two-metre artificial tree has a carbon footprint of around 40kg, more than ten times that of a real tree that's burned after Christmas.