Hertsmere Borough Council has tightened its recycling rules after finding nappies and chicken in people's bins.

The authority has told residents that brown bins will not be collected if they contain full plastic bags, even if they have recycling inside.

The brown bins are used for glass, cartons, plastic, cans, empty plastic bags and cardboard items.

For more information about recycling or to enquire about a bigger brown bin please visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/recycling or call 020 8207 7480.