DARLINGTON residents can have their real Christmas trees recycled between January 7 and 13.

The trees will be chipped and used as mulch by Darlington Borough Council’s grounds maintenance team.

Last year, about 600 trees were taken to collection points across Darlington.

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There are 12 Christmas tree collection points: South Park - Bedford Street entrance; Homebase, Darlington Retail Park; North Park; B & Q, Whessoe Road; Sugar Hill Park - Prior Street entrance; Water Park, Middleton St. George; Hurworth Grange Community Centre; Town Farm Field, Sadberge; Eastbourne Park; Rockwell Pastures, Heighington - Village Hall car park; Charnwood Drive, Faverdale and the Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Whessoe Road.