COUNCIL officials say green waste bin collections are temporarily being brought back on a limited basis.

Trafford Council says coronavirus is continuing to impact collections and its ability to provide a full waste and recycling service.

But a new limited service has started and will run for two weeks, finishing on Friday, April 17.

Town hall officers say this is only possible by diverting resources from other services, but will allow for a one-off final collection to empty the bins until the authority is in a position to resume a full service.

It has been stressed households are strictly limited to presenting a maximum of two green bins for collection at this time.

Green bins will be collected from households who have a scheduled black bin collection.

Half of the borough will have had their green bins collected this week and the remaining half next week. Where households have a green street caddy instead of a green bin, it will be collected.

Council officials say as many green bins/caddies will be emptied as possible, while asking residents to continue to be patient at this time.

A spokesman said the authority was doing everything possible to maintain the service as best as possible. Residents have been instructed to take their green bins or caddies back in if the council is unable to empty it.

The council has reminded householders that bin crews will not be able to return to empty bins if they are not collected.

Until Friday, April 17, residents should place scheduled grey or black bins out for collection as normal by 6.30am on the usual collection day and also present green bins or caddies on the scheduled black bin day collection.