When the festive season ends many people are left with a lot of waste they don't know what to do with.

Enfield Council want to make the public aware that there are various ways they can get rid of the various types of clutter families accumulate throughout Christmas and New Year.

Whether it’s leftover turkey, wrapping paper or unwanted gifts, the Council has somewhere for it to go.

The Council say that Christmas trees can be put out for free collection with garden waste.

And if the tree is more than six feet tall it can be taken to an Enfield park participating in a free borough-wide scheme to dispose of them.

This scheme will run until January 7, 2018.

For food waste households should use their green bins as normal.

For leftover turkey, stuffing and vegetables there are suggestions online.

The Council’s Facebook page will feature simple recipes throughout December, and you can visit www.lovefoodwaste.com to visit for ideas.

Blue-lidded bins can take rinsed-out glass bottles and tins, card and paper.

Shiny wrapping paper and wrapping decorated with glitter, however, cannot be recycled.

The Council suggest using alternatives like newspaper to wrap up gifts.

Enfield’s YouTube videos on upcycling with a seasonal wrapping edition will soon be available online.

For unwanted presents like clothes, shoes, and toys there are charity shops and charitable organisations.

Free Clearabee collections can be arranged for electrical goods, and the British Heart Foundation takes bulkier items and white goods.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “The average household in London will throw out an extra five bags of rubbish during the Christmas period – that’s 29,000 tonnes of waste and a whole lot of Brussel sprouts!

“We want to make it as easy as possible for households to dispose of their waste, but also to recycle.

“In particular, we would hope that residents will dispose of those extra bags of rubbish responsibly and ethically.”

Barrowell Green Recycling Centre, in Winchmore Hill, is open as usual apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Enfield Council’s will continue its weekly collections of household waste and recycling materials, although changes to the day on which they happen is possible.

To find out which parks are taking part in the tree disposal scheme visit the Council website www.enfield.gov.uk/recycling.

Visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/household-collections/bin-collections-at-christmas/ to check rubbish collection dates.