Bin collection service to resume on Monday

Date: 

Friday, 12 August, 2022

The GMB union have notified Amey that the strike action being undertaken by union members has been suspended. 

Talks between the GMB and Amey facilitated by ACAS (the national Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) went positively and the GMB proposed a revised offer to their members which the majority have now accepted. 

As a result, all bin collection services are due to resume from Monday 15 August.  

From Monday 15 August please put all bins out as normal on your usual collection day.  The resumption of the normal collection timetable from Monday will result in those residents who have been waiting the longest for the collection of their dry mixed recycling (and garden waste where relevant) to have these collected first. Please check your collection calendar.

Due to the continued hot weather, residents are asked to present their bins for collection by 5.30am on their scheduled collection day, rather than the usual 6am. 

Cllr Colin Dougan, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community said "I’m delighted a pay settlement has been reached between Amey and the GMB and as a result the excellent collection service Surrey Heath residents are used to, will resume as normal from Monday.  My apologies again to residents for the disruption caused, but please put your bins out as normal from Monday.  Also, my thanks to the crews that have worked through the last two weeks ensuring we could continue to collect medical, food and refuse waste bins during the strike."

Clear plastic sacks are still available for residents to collect for free from various locations across the borough. These can be used to temporarily store any dried mixed recycling that doesn't fit in the recycling bin. Up to six sacks can be collected on each visit.  Residents may also use their own clear plastic sacks or cardboard boxes to store excess recycling if they wish. 

Residents may still wish to take uncollected waste and recycling to their nearest Community Recycling Centre - there are sites at Wilton Road, Camberley and Swift Lane, Bagshot. You can find more information at Surrey County Council's Community Recycling Centre webpages

We recognise that this has been a challenging situation for everyone, and thank you for your understanding during this time.