Birmingham City Council

Waste & Recycling

Rubbish and recycling collection disruption

Collections of rubbish and recycling due on Monday 11th and Friday 15th August were affected by industrial action. Despite extensive talks with representatives from Unite, the City Council was unable to reach an agreement over issues raised by the Trade Union about terms and conditions of employment for refuse collection staff.

Where rubbish and recycling has not been collected, residents are asked to take uncollected bags, boxes and bins back onto their properties and to present them again when their next scheduled collection is due (one week’s time for rubbish and two weeks’ time for recycling).

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and would like to reassure residents we are doing everything possible to resolve the issues relating to the dispute.