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Council prepares for industrial action disruption to recycling collections

Published on Friday, 17th December 2021

Nuneaton residents may be affected by industrial action over Christmas and New Year disrupting recycling collections

 

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is drawing up plans to respond to New Year industrial action by refuse collection teams employed by Coventry City Council.

Crews employed by Coventry provide the domestic recycling collections for households across the borough, as well as refuse collection for some schools and businesses.

The crews are threatening to take industrial action from the first week of January in an ongoing dispute with Coventry City Council.

Talks are continuing to avert the action, which if it goes ahead would begin on specified dates in the early part of the month.

Portfolio holder for public services, Cllr Sue Markham explained: “Unfortunately, households in our borough may well be affected by this industrial action which has been threatened to begin from January, and which is beyond our council’s control.

“Although brown lidded recycling bins won’t be collected on days of industrial action, we will be looking to catch up with these collections as soon as we can.

“We ask people either to visit the Warwickshire County Council website for information and advice at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/waste-recycling and book a slot to visit the Judkins Recycling Centre, Nuneaton, or to save their waste until their next scheduled collection. We thank people for their patience and understanding during this period.”