A Christmas tree recylcling services is being offered in parts of Cornwall, and they'll even collect them for you in return for a donation to charity.

However, it is only available in certain postcodes in the Duchy.

Last year the 'treecyclers' raised almost £8,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) through their collection of real trees. 

This year they will be collecting real trees in even more locations, in return for a donation to the charity that runs the Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell, as well as Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Bridge House in North Devon.

Areas include St Austell, Fowey, Wadebridge and much of the Newquay area. 

The postcodes in Cornwall where the service is being offered are: PL23, PL24, PL25,PL26,PL27, PL30, PL31, TR7 and TR8.

Volunteers from Biffa will be collecting trees between January 10 and 15, and collections can be booked in advance on the charity's website until Thursday, January 4, 2024.

To book a Christmas tree collection visit www.chsw.org.uk/christmastree

Events fundraiser Kiley Pearce said: “This is such an easy, green and charitable way to recycle your Christmas tree, while helping to support Little Harbour children’s hospice in Porthpean, St Austell.

“The money raised from collecting and recycling trees will help make a huge difference at the most difficult of times, so don’t wait – book your collection in today!

“We’d like to say a huge thank-you to Biffa, who are generously donating their time and vehicles to help us collect the Christmas trees – we are very grateful for their support.”

Cornwall Council has confirmed that, as like last year, it will only collect trees from households that are part of the garden waste scheme.

Instead the council is encouraging people to compost their Christmas tree at home if they have a real one or if it has roots even replant it.

If people can't do either then they can take it to their nearest household waste and recycling centre.