Residents can have their real Christmas trees turned into chippings at one of West Norfolk Council’s free shredding events this month.

Natural wood chipping can be used as a chemical-free form of weed suppressant or can be used to improve soil structure.

The free recycling events are both on Saturday, January 10.

The first is from 10am to noon at Hunstanton recreation ground car park in Cromer Road followed by 1pm to 3pm  at Gaywood Plant Nursery, in Gayton Road.

Downham Market Town Council, working with Holly Landscapes, has made arrangements for real trees to be left at its offices in Paradise Road from today through to January 11.

Brown bin customers can also dispose of real Christmas trees in their brown bins.

If the tree does not fit into the brown bin it can be placed beside it on the designated collection day.

Real Christmas trees will not be collected with the black bin refuse collection.

Christmas trees can also be taken to one of Norfolk County Council’s recycling centres.