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UPDATED 17th March - Update on industrial action causing disruption to waste services

Updated: Mar 17

LATEST UPDATE FROM WILTSHIRE COUNCIL

Recycling collections to resume from 21 March Hills Municipal Collections and GMB Union have confirmed they have reached an agreement, which means the waste collection strike has now concluded with immediate effect, and our recycling collections will resume next week. Our contractor Hills Municipal Collections has confirmed those workers that were on strike will return to work on Friday 18 March. Therefore, our kerbside recycling collections will resume as normal from Monday 21 March. Please put your blue lidded bins and black boxes out on your scheduled day from Monday 21 March. Due to the recent disruption there may still be slight delays to the collection due to the higher volumes of materials we expect, so if your recycling containers aren’t emptied on your scheduled day please leave them out, and they will be collected as soon as possible. You will still be able to leave additional recycling that has mounted up during the disruption; please leave any additional recycling materials in non-black bags or containers (such as plastic crates) next to the recycling bins and the crews will collect them. Household and garden waste collections will continue as normal so please put those bins out on your normal scheduled day. If those are not collected as scheduled they will be collected as soon as possible. In summary, the key things you need to know:

  • Recycling collection services will resume from Monday 21 March

  • Please put out your black box and blue lidded bin on your scheduled day from 21 March

  • If recycling bins are not emptied on your scheduled day please leave them out, and they will be collected as soon as possible

  • Any additional recycling materials stockpiled during the disruption will be collected. Please put those items in non-black bags or containers (such as a plastic crate) next to your recycling bins

  • Household and garden waste collections continue as normal so please put those bins out on your normal collection day. There could still be slight delays so please leave your bins out until collected

  • If you’re unsure on when your collection day is, please visit our website.

  • If you have any queries please visit our FAQs


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Wiltshire Council have provided an update on the ongoing impact of the industrial action between Hills Municipal Collections and the GMB union.


In summary,

* Blue bins and black box collection expected to resume 21st March

* Household and garden waste collection not impacted - will be collected on the normal day or a day or so after

* Customer service teams are unable to reply to queries in relation to the recycling collection between 7-18 March


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