BARNSLEY Council has issued a statement to remind all residents that they now can put garden waste in their green bins for collection.

The council temporarily suspended its collection of green waste from December 1 to the February 28, in favour of clean-cardboard only which could be recycled.

Thanks to support of residents from across the borough, this winter over 850 tonnes of clean cardboard was sent to be recycled - an increase from 750 tonnes in the previous year.

The council will now resume collections of garden waste and cardboard from green bins.