An interim agreement has been reached in a bid to alleviate bin collection disruption in Allerdale.

Last month, the authority cancelled collection of garden waste and mixed glass, plastic and tins while contractors caught up with 'normal' bin collections. 

Collections fell into chaos when a new timetable was introduced in April.

Allerdale council and FCC Environment agreed last night that resources will be available to make sure garden waste and recycling collections can begin again soon. 

A spokesman for Allerdale council said: "The executive has taken positive steps to address the issues which have affected bin collections in Allerdale since April, 1, 2019.

"Councillors decided to agree to an interim agreement with FCC Environment, who collect the waste on behalf of the council.

"This interim agreement will ensure there is sufficient resource available so that garden waste and recycling collections can restart as soon as possible, and all collections are made on the scheduled day.

"Once this interim agreement has been finalised and agreed with FCC Environment we shall announce a date for the resumption of services.

"The executive also agreed to continue work on a longer-term solution, so that residents receive the standard of waste collection service they expect."