LEEDS residents are being told to leave their bins out for 48 hours if their collection is missed.

Adel and Wharfedale councillor Barry Anderson has shared the advice with local people after a number of collections in his area were delayed because of icy conditions. The council says green and black bins are being prioritised.

An update sent to him at the beginning of this week from Leeds City Council's waste management team said: "We are currently emptying approximately 65,000 black and green and 20,000 brown bins a day on average."

The wintry conditions have added to existing problems caused by Covid-19.

The update says: "It is still a requirement for staff to self-isolate if they become symptomatic, have a positive lateral flow test or test positive for Covid. They must also isolate if contacted by the NHS Track and Trace and requested to do so, or if a close contact (inc at work) becomes symptomatic/tests positive and they are not fully vaccinated. We also need to retain crew bubbles where we have CEV staff. The amount of kerbside waste being collected also continues to be higher than normal. We are crewing up back-up wagons to help with this extra demand and to cover absences where staffing levels allow. We will continue to do all we can to recover missed streets within 2 days."