ROSSENDALE residents will not be receiving a door-to-door Christmas tree collection service this year.

But Rossendale council has set up a number of designated drop-off points throughout the valley to encourage recycling. Sites identified so far include John Street Car Park in Haslingden; Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall; Bacup Hub and the Riverside Civic Centre car park in Whitworth.

All decorations and metal bases must be removed before taking the tree to the drop off point.

The sites will be opened on January 7 and managed by the council until January 16.