VILLAGES across Hambleton have set up Christmas tree recycling points.

So far, 29 parish councils have agreed to create compounds to collect the trees, which will then be chipped and composted under a scheme run by Hambleton District Council.

The project aims to stop the trees being sent to already over full landfill sites.

Compounds have been set up in car parks, fields, village halls, pubs and garden centres. The land will be set aside from December 31 and a mobile shredder will tour the villages from January 15.