People are being encouraged to dispose of their Christmas trees appropriately following their festive celebrations.

In Harrow, trees can be taken to the recycling centre in Forward Drive, Wealdstone.

The centre is closed on New Year’s Day but is normally open from 8.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week.

It is only available to Harrow residents, who will need to provide proof of their address and photo ID.

According to the council, the best time to visit is Tuesday to Thursday as the centre is busiest Friday to Monday.

Through the Harrow Council ‘Your Place Your Space’ app, residents can view a camera at the site showing how long the queue to access it is.

In Brent, people signed up to the garden waste service can put their trees in their green bin.

However, since it needs to be in the bin as opposed to next to it for collection, most trees will probably need to be cut up.

People can also make use of the recycling centre in Abbey Road though, like in Harrow, it is closed on January 1. Normally it is open Monday-Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

Alternatively, residents can take their Christmas trees to 22 specialist drop-off points across the borough.

These are open from December 31 to January 13 – visit Brent Council’s website for a full list of recycling points.

The council also suggests that people make use of the bulky waste service. It will collect five large items, including Christmas trees, and costs £35.