Monday 2nd May 2022 – Waste collection and street cleansing industrial action update

The strike by employees of our waste and street cleaning contractor, Biffa, and whom are members of the GMB union, began today.


A new pay offer was offered by Biffa last week and the GMB union is in the process of balloting its members on whether to accept this and end the strike.


The following are services which are operating in full or in part today:


  • Rubbish collections – All rounds scheduled to empty rubbish bins today are working


  • Clinical waste and sharps box collections – operating as normal


  • Bulky Waste Collections – operating as normal


  • Bin deliveries and exchanges – operating as normal


  • Street litter bins and dog waste bins – operating as normal


The following are services that are not operating today:


  • Garden Waste Collections


  • Recycling Collections


We appreciate this is an inconvenience and concern to residents and we apologise for this short-term situation while Biffa and the GMB union continue to negotiate to reach a fair settlement.


You may have a few questions so please see our list of questions and answers to explain what is happening and why, what the impact may be and, what you can do.