Industrial Action

The three SJC trade unions on Friday 2 September 2022 indicated their intention to suspend the strike action planned over the next couple of weeks and will now consult their members on a revised pay offer.

This means that early years centres and schools will be open as normal and there will be no further disruption to waste and recycling services. Below is an update on waste and recycling services.

Waste services notice from Tuesday 6 September

Our bin collection services will resume on Tuesday 6 September as normal with the exception of garden waste collections which will resume from Monday 12 September.

Our staff are continuing to work hard to catch up on collections and again we would thank you for your patience and understanding and apologise for any inconvenience.

Our household recycling centres will be open as normal on Tuesday 6 September but we would expect these to be remain busy for a few days so please plan your journey accordingly. In the event that the sites are full they will close before their normal closing time.


Waste backlog

We will collect black bin waste and bags only on Monday 5 September. If your food waste bin was due to be collected on the Monday please place this out as normal.

We anticipate that some disruption will occur as we catch up on the backlog.

Any black bins not lifted on Monday 5 September will be collected on Tuesday 6 September.


Waste services from Tuesday 6 September

From Tuesday 6 September the collections of black bins, food caddies and blue bins will revert back to their regular pattern.

If you are due to have your residual and food waste collected, please present your bin and caddy as normal.

If you are due to have your blue bin collected please present your bin as normal.

Please put your bins out for collection from 7am and refer to the council’s ‘When are My Bins Collected’ page, link below and on the 'Related Links' section of this page, to see which bins should go out:


Garden waste collections (brown bins)

Brown bin collections will resume as normal from week commencing Monday 12 September on your normal collection cycle.

No collections of brown bins will take place until then.

Please refer to the link above for details of collection days.


Commercial waste

Commercial waste will resume on your normal collection schedule from Tuesday 6 September.


Bulk Uplifts

Bulk uplifts will resume from Tuesday 6 September.