An NKDC spokesman explained: "Our focus is on using all of our available crew to collect black bins; rather than putting crew at additional risk driving the whole route in these snowy conditions to collect what we anticipate to be a small number of brown garden waste bins.
"We will not be able to return for any garden waste bins that have been presented and not emptied. The next collection will be as scheduled."
They add: "We are sorry for this action, but hope residents agree that it is important that the crew can focus fully on clearing household waste at this time, given the additional time constraints in operating safely in the snow. Additionally we need to build in time for routine key worker virus tests for the crew and office staff to ensure they are fit and able to maintain the safe operation of your waste services."
Whether the council has to suspend further garden waste collections later in the week will be subject to review. Updates will be posted on social media channels and on their website at is https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/current-service-disruptions/Residents can sign up to receive information about service disruption by email: www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/stayconnected