Delays in collecting people's recycling has been blamed on vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages.

West Oxfordshire District Council said they were already facing delays because of catching up after the Jubilee bank holiday weekend when bin collections were suspended.

Some residents said their household waste had been left on the kerbside for days.

The council tweeted: "We are aware of delays in collecting dry recycling. Due to vehicle breakdowns, we have been unable to complete all outstanding work from last week but crews are working hard to catch up."

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They asked residents to continue to leave containers out "and crews will get to you as soon as possible."

Today a council spokesperson said normal service should be resumed by the end of Saturday.

She said: "Ubico has had a number of vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages this week, which has compounded the catch-up collections following the bank holiday.

"They have been working hard to rectify the situation and by end of play tomorrow, everything should be caught up."