Waste collections across Burton and the surrounding villages have been disrupted because of the snow and ice.
East Staffordshire Borough Council said refuse vehicles are vulnerable to snow and ice which has made rubbish collections difficult today, Monday, December 11. It decided that the safest solution was to suspend the service for the day and reassess the situation.
An East Staffordshire Borough Council spokesman said: "Today's severe weather has disrupted the council's waste collection service across the borough.
"Unfortunately this type of severe weather does have an impact on our service as refuse vehicles are vulnerable to skidding, with the potential to cause considerable damage.
"While we will make every effort to minimise disruption, the health and safety of our crews and the public in general has to take priority. In addition to the condition of the roads, we also have to consider ice and snow on the pavements and footways and the potential risk to those collecting the bins.
"For this reason, the council has had to suspend its collection service. Residents that have not had their bins emptied should leave them at their normal collection point. We will continue to assess the situation and try to collect them as soon as possible.
"The council would like to apologise for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience."