RESIDENTS in Wyre Forest will have their bins emptied before Christmas after collections were delayed by this week's snow and icy weather. 

Wyre Forest District Council had to call off the bin wagons between Tuesday (December 12) and today (Friday, December 12) due to the poor weather conditions. 

Bosses originally said recycling collections would be undertaken on Wednesday, December 27 but have revised the timetable to schedule two rounds next week.

Those who should have had their recycling bins collected on Tuesday (December 12) will now have them emptied on Monday, December 18. Residents are asked to put their bins out before 6am on December 18.

And, those who should have had their recycling bins emptied Wednesday (December 13), Thursday (December 14) or today (December 15) are asked to leave their bins out and they will be emptied when it is safe for crews to do so. All routes are expected to be completed by Friday, December 22. 

A council spokesman said: "Please be patient and we thank you for your understanding.

"We will collect any extra recycling if it is left in an untied bag. Free additional recycling bags are available at the following sites; Kidderminster Town Hall, Wyre Forest House, Bewdley Museum and Stourport Civic Centre.

"We will be collecting black bins from Tuesday, December 19, to Friday, December 22. Please put out your black bin as usual for your normal collection day. There are no planned changes to collection arrangements in this week.

"Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time."