HOMES across the borough have been advised to leave their bins out after the rubbish van that collects them broke down.

The council has issued an apology saying that vehicle breakdowns have affected waste collection services.

A spokesman said: "The Waste Management service is doing its best to catch up with collections.

"Residents whose waste or recycling has been missed are asked to leave their bins out and they will be collected in due course.

"Collection crews will also be working this Saturday to collect any bins or bags.

"Barnsley Council apologises for the inconvenience this may cause to residents."