THERE will be no changes to bin collections in County Durham over the two May bank holidays.

Residents are advised to put their refuse and recycling bins out for collection by 7am on their normal collection day during the weeks beginning today and May 28. People who have signed up for garden waste collections should also put their bins out as normal. Anyone unsure of their collection day can find out by entering house number and postcode into the ‘My Durham’ section on Durham County Council’s website at

The council’s customer access points and customer surgeries will be closed during the bank holidays. In the event of an emergency, call 03000-260-000.