Residents are being warned that due to Storm Emma, their bin collections may be affected.

Due to the recent severe weather that Storm Emma brought, collections were suspended by the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) in East Dorset on Thursday, March 1, while other collections were disrupted on Friday, March 2.

With up to two days of missed bin collections to catch-up on, the DWP has asked residents' patience while they work to clear the backlog.

The group has asked that bins, boxes and bags should be left out for collection until they are emptied or picked up.

Please note that different bins may be emptied at different times.

DWP crews will collect any extra bags of rubbish left out with bins that were missed last week.

Extra recycling is always accepted provided it is separated and placed in a sturdy container.

Residents who aren't affected by the disruption should continue to put their bins out on their usual collection day.

The DWP hopes to have cleared the majority of missed bins by Saturday, March 10, with extra collections to take place if necessary.

The Dorset Waste Partnership has thanked everyone for their patience and understanding.

Updates will be made on and via Facebook and Twitter (@recycle4Dorset).