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Recycling collections hit by industrial action

Published on Thursday, 6th January 2022

Strike action is affecting Nuneaton and Bedworth recycling collection services

Brown bin recycling collections to Nuneaton and Bedworth households are currently affected by strike action, residents are warned.

The fortnightly recycling collections are provided to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) by Coventry City Council, and it is their employees who are taking action.

This means the black bin collections of general waste, which are undertaken by employees from NBBC, are continuing as normal.

Trade unions began their action yesterday (Wednesday), and this has continued today. As previously confirmed, they say further action will take place from next Tuesday, 11 January and will include next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 14 January as well. Other dates may be announced for further action after that, too.

As many bins as possible are being emptied despite the ongoing dispute, and residents are asked to help:

  • Put out your bin each collection day as usual
  • If your collection hasn’t taken place please return your bin to your property and it will be collected on your next scheduled recycling collection day
  • Consider booking a visit to the Judkins Recycling Centre in Nuneaton or Lower House Farm in Atherstone to dispose of your recycling waste

Said portfolio holder for public services at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Cllr Sue Markham: “I would like to apologise to all residents affected by this industrial action, and thank everyone for your patience. We know this is frustrating for everyone and we are doing all we can to encourage those involved to find a solution.

“If residents could help us by putting their brown lid bin out on the normal collection day, we will do our best to get to you. If we don’t manage to do so, please take your bin in again until your next scheduled collection day. Please consider visiting the Recycling Centre to dispose of your recycled waste if you can.”