Tower Hamlets removes litter bins from streets following London riots

Tower Hamlets has taken pre-emptive safety precautions in light of the recent riots plaguing London.

The council has announced that it has removed possible fire hazards and projectiles from the streets.

Litter bins and large container bins, belonging to both the council and private contractors, have been removed.

The council is advising residents to put out their refuse in black sacks and recycling in pink or clear sacks on their usual collection day while the bins are removed.

Businesses can also put out their refuse in red sacks and recycling in lilac sacks on their normal collection day.