Bulk refuse uplifts in Glasgow have been suspended to allow staff to ensure household bins are collected.

The council said it made the change to focus on cleansing and public health as a key priority service during the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement reads: “In order to focus our resources on maintaining the uplift of general waste bins, collection of bulky waste is suspended from Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12 noon until further notice.”

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Residents can still take their own waste to the recycling centres at Polmadie, Dawsholm, Shieldhall and Queenslie.

Residents are told not to leave items on the street during the suspension as they will not be collected.

Further advice from the council states: “If you are a tenant of a registered social landlord which has its own arrangements in place for the collection of bulk items then please contact your housing association for further information.

“If you are a resident in privately-owned flats then please contact your property manager for further information.”