Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be environmentally aware and recycle their Christmas trees
With further rain forecast in the Anglia region it's likely there will be further problems with flooding into the New Year.
With many rivers running high, a number of Flood Warnings issued by the Environment Agency remain in force in the Anglia region.
Thousands of bargain hunters have descended on the region's shopping malls and high streets for the post-Christmas sales. Experts say sales records are being smashed as shoppers look to make big savings.
It was a gloomy outlook for retailers throughout December with many people waiting for the last weekend before Christmas to do their shopping.
The British Retail Consortium says Christmas trading hasn't been exceptional but when sales figures come out in January they're predicted to show a modest rise compared to last year.
The Environment Agency still has 13 Flood Warnings and 45 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region as the wet weather continues over the Christmas period.
Today's rain will clear the east of the Anglia region during the early afternoon although more rain is expected by tomorrow morning.
Click here for the list of Flood Warnings in the Anglia region.
The Environment Agency still has 17 Flood Warnings in force across the Anglia region as more rain is forecast over the next few days.
There are also 51 of the lower level Flood Alerts in place across the region.
The maps below show that the worst affected areas are Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
Early indications suggest that 2012 could be the wettest on record in East Anglia following on from 2011 which was the driest year since 1921.
Essex Fire Service have had to rescue several motorists who have ignored warning signs and driven into floods. One driver called to say he was stuck just past a road closure sign!
Throughout the weekend, firefighters have been urging motorists to use common sense and not put themselves in danger by driving through flooded roads. Last night seven people had to be rescued from two vehicles in Margaretting. Others have been rescued at Orphans Hill and Dunmow.
The Fire Service say they handled dozens of similar calls during Christmas Day.
The Environment Agency still has 17 Flood Warnings and 50 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region.
As the maps below show, the warnings are clustered in Essex, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
More rain is forecast over the next few days.
There are full details of all the flooding information on the Environment Agency website.
The Environment Agency still has 14 Flood Warnings in force in the Anglia region with more rain forecast during Christmas Day.
There are also 48 Flood Alerts in operation.
Go to the Environment Agency website for further details.