Bin Collection Strike Information - 8 August


Monday, 8 August, 2022

The union has temporarily suspended strike action today only (8 August) while talks take place between the GMB and Amey. Further strike action by the GMB is still scheduled to continue until 19 August.  

The strike action that the GMB Union have been undertaking in Surrey Heath has arisen from a dispute between the GMB and the waste contractor Amey over pay. 

Services today will continue to focus on clinical, food and residual waste to allow crews to catch up on uncompleted collections following last week's disruption.
We have been informed by Amey that there will be no dried mixed recycling or garden waste collections in Surrey Heath today, so please do not place your bin out as crews will be unable to empty it.

Please continue to report your missed bins as usual via the JWS website or the Amey contact centre on 03332 340978, Monday – Friday, 8.30am-5pm. This will assist with managing services.

Street cleansing is able to operate a more comprehensive service today, including street sweeping, litter bin emptying and fly-tip removals.

Clear plastic sacks are available for residents to collect for free from these locations across the borough including the Surrey Heath Borough Council Reception, which is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays. These can be used to temporarily store any dried mixed recycling that doesn't fit in the dried mixed recycling bin.For those unable to travel to the sites, we are asking for friends and neighbours to collect on their behalf. Residents may also use their own clear plastic sacks or cardboard boxes to store excess recycling if they wish.

Residents may 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 and the JWS website

Additional advice about what to do with your waste and recycling during the strike and answers to common questions can be found on the JWS website
We continue to work hard with our partners to deal with this challenging situation, and thank you for your understanding.