Ceredigion council says it will try to resume refuse collections on Monday after they were suspended across most of the county.
Officials announced the suspension last Monday following days of freezing weather.
Workers made collections in Aberystwyth on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will attempt to collect refuse in Cardigan town on Christmas Eve.
Last month, Ceredigion council unveiled a new fleet of hi-tech refuse lorries.
A Ceredigion council spokesman said: "Many narrow country roads in Ceredigion are still challenging, owing to the severe snow and ice, but the county council fully intends to try and collect household waste from all houses it can reach next week.
"If there is a change for the worse, in the weather, of course, then we may need to revisit this intention. We ask residents of areas we are not able to reach to keep their waste on their property and present it for collection on the next appropriate collection date, as shown on their collection calendar."
The council collected refuse from a couple of residential homes in the county on Thursday, and intends to pick up trade waste in Aberystwyth and domestic waste in Cardigan town on Christmas Eve.
The authority replaced some weekly refuse collections with a fortnightly scheme last month to help hit waste targets.
Under the new scheme, household waste is being collected every two weeks, while food and recycling is being taken away every week.