Croydon Council has issued an update on its bin collection services.

It said that the collection of rubbish and recycling bins are being "severely impacted" at the moment.

The Council said this was due to the HGV driver shortage and traffic congestion around fuel stations.

Recycling collections were delayed in CR5 on Monday, according to the Council.

It said that today, October 12, the following collections also may be delayed:

- Recycling in CR0, CR2, CR6 AND CR8

- Communal collections in CR0, CR2, CR6 AND CR9.

Croydon Council apologised for the inconvenience.

It added: "The availability of drivers fluctuates daily, and Veolia is taking steps to complete as many collections as possible.

"Most kerbside refuse and recycling collections are currently being completed on their scheduled day.

"Please continue to put your bins out for collection on your normal day."

If your entire street is not collected

Croydon Council said: "If your street is not collected on schedule, please don’t report this as a missed collection, but leave your waste and recycling out and crews will get to you as soon as possible."

If other properties on your street are collected

Croydon Council said: "Please continue to report individual missed collections - where crews collect from other properties on their street but miss yours - in the same way as usual."