Northumberland County Council confirmed on Wednesday, August 21 that police have asked them to stop collecting rubbish bins on particular streets in Blyth.
A Northumberland County Council spokesperson said: "Due to a Police incident in Blyth the following streets did not receive a recycling or garden waste bin collection: Tynedale Drive, Hallside Road, Axwell Drive.
“As soon as we have permission to access these streets then we will undertake the bin collections.”
The council have thanked the public for their co-operation and understanding in the matter.
This comes as police continue to investigate a murder in the area.
Scott Patterson, 30, died at a house in Hallside Road, Blyth, in the early hours of Monday, August 19.
Officers have now charged Peter Dodds, 34, of The Greenway, Uxbridge, London, with his murder.