Brown bin collection in Leeds will be suspended for three months over Christmas and beyond.
Council chiefs in Leeds say regular collection of brown bins will stop after the last normal collection on Saturday, December 1 because of low demand over the coldest months.
Garden waste can still be recycled at household waste sorting sites.
Councillor Mark Dobson, executive board member for the environment, said: “Recycling your garden waste goes a long way to helping us cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.
“However, we put less and less waste in brown bins at this time of year, so the collection service is being temporarily suspended.
“This means that the festive season will soon be upon us so residents should look out for information on changes to their collections in December and January.”
Brown bin collections will re-start in March 2013.
Feedback about waste services in Leeds or any concerns about bins can be passed on by calling 0113 222 4406 or online at: www.leeds.gov.uk