A bin man who collects waste in Allerdale has gone viral with a video asking residents to help them keep the service going.

Mike Harding posted a video on Facebook titled Stop the Spread, asking residents to clean their bins and any excess bags.

It received more than 94,000 views in less than 24 hours.

In the video, he says: "At the end of the day I'm asking the public to help us to avoid us getting sick and get this job done.

"If you help us we can help you, nobody wants rubbish piled up in their gardens."

Allerdale council is due to take the service over from FCC next week.

A spokesman for the authority said: "'Our bin crews are working hard to carry out the waste collections in these challenging times.

"Please help to protect them by cleaning bin handles, lids and any black boxes you may have. And remember to wash your hands after putting your bin out and collecting it back in too."