"By postponing the garden waste collections, we are able to use these vehicles, drivers and loaders to support general rubbish, recycling and clinical collections, which must be prioritised".
Coventry Council said it had closed London Road tip over social distancing.
However, they said it was important for people to remember that household recycling centres across Norfolk have been temporarily closed, and garden waste should not be taken there as an alternative.
The council said it would be re-introducing services as soon as possible but did not specify how long the current changes will be in place for.
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If your collection has been missed, please check the service disruption page on the coronavirus section of the Dorset Council website before reporting.
They are following the lead of local authorities including Cambridge City Council, Cheshire West and Chester and Derby City Council, which had already suspended services such as garden and food waste pickups.
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A statement from the authority said: "The coronavirus has had an impact on our waste and recycling service workers which means we are now unable to carry out all bin collections".
"Waste collection crews continue to work on the frontline of this health crisis, potentially putting their own safety at risk to provide this essential and much-valued council service".
Cllr Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, told residents to hang on to bulky waste until the sites reopen.
RECYCLE for Greater Manchester has announced that all refuse and recycling sites across the borough are closed to the public.
Adam Read, external affairs director for Suez, said: 'It is too early for us to see an upward trend in the data for household food waste collections.
These bags should be placed outside for at least 72 hours before being put in the rubbish bin for collection.