Both wheelie bin and recycling crews are back working normally, with full team turnouts, but progress is slower in some side roads still affected by slushy snow and ice and they may not be able to complete all their rounds.

Put out bins and boxes on your normal collection day. Grey bins are being collected every week from now and into the first few weeks in January to cope with the extra festive season waste. Meanwhile, green wheelie bin collection is suspended

Crews report that far fewer people than usual are putting out their bins and recycling boxes.  Many are only rushing to do so when they see the collection vehicles coming down the road.  These last-minute efforts - and appeals to the crews to wait - are also slowing down emptying.

If you don't get a collection on your usual day, just leave everything out for emptying the next day(s)  Two of the council workers have suffered injuries requiring hospital treatment  because of the slippery surfaces.