The council have apologised after many of its residents failed to get their bins collected.

West Dunbartonshire Council have asked locals to leave their bins out until they undertake "additional collections" following the lack of uplift for many parts of the area post-Hogmanay.

It is believed local authority bosses hope to have caught up with the pick-ups by this weekend.

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokesperson said: "We are sorry that some bins have not been uplifted as planned this week.

"Our teams are working hard to manage this by undertaking additional collections and we would ask any affected resident to place bins out for uplift until they are emptied.

"We thank residents for their ongoing patience."

Some people living in parts of Dumbarton claimed on Wednesday their blue and green bins due to be collected a week ago still hadn't been lifted.

People living in Duntocher, Whitecrook, Old Kilpatrick and Radnor Park all reported unattended bins.

And some residents took to social media to claim the cause of the refuse not being picked up was a broken down bin lorry.

WDC did not confirm if this was the case.