BINMEN have been rolling up their sleeves to help with the big snow effort.
As bad weather halts trucks doing the rounds, refuse workers have been picking up spades to help shovel grit and snow.
About 70 staff have been out clearing footpaths around schools, residential homes and village centres.
Only bins on snow-free routes have been collected this week.
Now refuse teams are on a mission to catch up on those missed.
All green bin collections on alternate week rounds will be suspended for one week from Monday, February 9, along with the glass collection service.
Residents should present their grey bin only and any excess waste due to missed collections this week.
Those with a monthly green bin due from week beginning Monday, February 9, will not be affected.
From Monday, February 16, the service will be back to normal and programmed green bin collections for that week will take place as expected. Any excess green bin waste accumulated due to the bad weather will be taken.
It can also be taken to one of the five household waste recycling centres or to recycling facilities at supermarkets and car parks.
Clr Molly Walton, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “The weather has caused unavoidable disruption to the service and we would like to thank residents for their co-operation as well as employees for their hard work and extra effort during difficult times. We are getting organised and back on track as soon as possible.”