Refuse collections in Hertsmere will be delayed by one or two days over Christmas and the New Year.

During Christmas week, teams from Hertsmere Borough Council will collect black bins and blue boxes from Thursday December 27 and collections on Christmas Eve will not change.

For collections during the week of New Year’s Day, green bins and brown bins or black boxes will be collected from Wednesday 2 January.

The council has also reminded people wrapping paper is not recyclable and should be put in black bins, while Christmas cards can be recycled at Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons supermarkets.

A tree shredding service will be available for people to use from January 3.