REFUSE and recycling collections across the Hambleton and Richmondshire districts will be affected by the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Householders are asked to refer to their bin tag which details changes to refuse and recycling collection dates over the festive season.

Anyone who has not received a tag should contact Hambleton District Council on 0845-1211-555 or Richmondshire District Council on 01748-829100.

Alternatively collection dates can be checked on the councils’ websites - and