FIFE Council have temporarily suspended the collection of grey bins as part of new changes introduced this week due to staff shortages.

The brown bin will also now be collected every four weeks.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the local authority are having to make alterations to their waste and recycling services over the coming weeks, "depending on staffing levels and the government guidance".

The council said: "We’ve had to make these changes because staff are either self-isolating or unwell.

"We’re trying to provide the best service we can with what we have."

As of today (Monday), the brown bin will now be emptied every four weeks while collection of the grey bin has been postponed until further notice.

A Fife Council spokesperson said: "We’re returning to four-weekly brown bin collections.

"If you have any concerns about excess food waste, please place this in your blue landfill bin.

"We’re temporarily stopping collections of grey paper/cardboard recycling bins.

"Please store your paper/cardboard recycling until further guidance is give.

"To make best use of space in your grey bin please flatten all cardboard boxes.

"Please only put out bins for collection that need emptied - more than half full.

"Please continue to put your blue, brown or green bin out at 6am on the day the bin is normally collected.

"If we’re unable to empty them on your collection day, please leave them out and we’ll try to return and collect them over the following days. 

"Please don’t put your grey paper bin out as we are not emptying these bins at present.

"Please look out for your neighbours and check that they can put their bins out.

"It’ll not be possible to come back for missed bins until your next scheduled collection day."

You can check your new bin collection dates here.

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