Public sector industrial action: Thursday waste collections

The following is a statement on what residents, who may be affected by planned industrial action by public sector workers, should do with refuse due to be collected on Thursday (10 July).

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “As part of a national dispute on pay, refuse collection and street cleaning services may be affected on Thursday (10 July) along with other council services in Birmingham and across the country.

“Residents who are due to have a rubbish, recycling or green waste recycling collection on Thursday are asked to put their bin, sacks or boxes out for collection as usual.  If these have not been collected by the end of the day, please leave the rubbish and recycling out for collection – which will be collected during the weekend, so there is no need for residents to report a missed collection as this will not result in a quicker service.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the strike action and assure residents we will do our best to collect the waste as soon as we can.”

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