COUNCIL officials have had to shut a waste site in Thornhill because of gale damage.
The household waste recycling centre and waste transfer loading station in Thornhill Road, Dewsbury, has had to be temporarily closed following damage caused by high winds at the weekend.
It is hoped to get the centre reopened this week as soon as possible.
The temporary closure of the depot will also disrupt household waste collection services as the North Kirklees crews are having to be diverted to Huddersfield.
Steve Noble, Kirklees Council's assistant director of environment, said: "The gales caused severe damage to the roof at Thornhill Road.
"Dependent on the weather we are pulling out all the stops to get the centre back in use within the next couple of days.
"Diverting crews to Huddersfield is inevitably going to lead to delays in collections from households in North Kirklees.
"People should put their bins out for emptying as normal and we will empty them as early as we possibly can.
"We do apologise for the inconvenience being caused, and will do our utmost to get the service back to normal as soon as we can."
Recycling of household waste is still available at the Nab Lane site at Birstall.