SOUTH Ayrshire Council is offering a free uplift for winter brown bin collections so that locals can dispose their Christmas trees correctly.

The council is offering the service for those who used a real Christmas tree, and has asked that they be cut up so they can be recycled. The council has also asked to ensure all nails or wires are removed before disposing the trees.

Once your tree has been put in your brown bin, you can contact the council directly to arrange the free winter uplift.