REFUSE collections across Wrexham resumed yesterday morning after they were temporarily suspended due to the big freeze.

Households that have missed collections recently are being asked to leave out their bins, recyclables and excess waste ready for collection over the coming days.

Wrexham Council staff will be working on Saturday and Sunday to try to catch up with missed rounds.

Cllr David Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “These have been very difficult times for bin collections and staff have made commendable efforts to collect waste throughout the past few days.

“We are very aware that collections have not been possible in some areas and we have decided to send out crews over the weekend.

“We still cannot guarantee that bins will be collected as conditions in some areas may prevent the vehicles from entering certain roads but households can be assured that again every effort will be made.”

Collections are due to return to normal next week and the council is advising that if items are still not collected over the weekend to leave their bins, recyclables and excess waste out on their normal collection day.

Yesterday, the council said that after receiving two deliveries, it now had three days’ supply of road-salt left.

The council’s housing repairs service and the register office both returned to normal service though.

Sixty-four schools in the the borough out of a total of 77 were open, with the remainder either closed or partially closed.

The council says that while temperatures may appear warmer there are still forecasts for freezing roads over the weekend.