Derry City and Strabane District Council has urged people to only use its Covid-19 waste helpline for for emergency purposes.
A council spokesperson stressed that the helpline was not for people clearing out their homes as part of a Spring clean.
The spokesperson said: "Recycle right using all of your bins and make conscious choices when shopping purchasing less packaged food & cook what you need to reduce food being wasted.
"This emergency line is not for people to clear out their homes as part of a Spring clean!
"There will be a five-bag limit in place for collections organised through the waste helpline going forward.
"The helpline is available on 028 71 376590 from 9am to 5pm on weekdays."
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