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Bin collection restarts in Edinburgh

image captionHouseholders are to leave their bins out for collection in Edinburgh

Bin collections have started again in Edinburgh following weeks of disruption to the service by heavy snow.

Edinburgh City Council said the only exception is the collection of brown bins for garden waste, which is still suspended.

The council is aiming for a full service for household waste, trade waste and red and blue recycling boxes.

However officials warned it was going to take a "little time" to get the service back to normal.

Meanwhile householders in West Lothian are being told to put their grey bins out for collection. They are to be left out until they are emptied.

Blue bin collection is still suspended.

Temporary bins

An Edinburgh City Council spokesman said: "As a short-term measure residents have been able to use their brown garden waste bin for excess household refuse if their green household waste bin has not been collected.

"Both bins should be put out on the normal household waste collection day.

"If bin lorries are not able to pick up refuse waste or are running behind - leave the bin out and the council will collect it as soon as possible."

As well as seeking to restore a full collection service the council is providing 70 temporary bin skips sited across the city in places including supermarket car parks and schools.

All four civic amenity sites at Sighthill, Seafield, Craigmillar and Braehead are also open seven days a week.