Strike action affecting bin collections in Surrey Heath has started today.
The strike action by Amey’s bin collection crews who are members of the GMB Union is due to take place every day until Friday 19 August.
"There has been some disruption to services this morning but I'd like to thank the large majority of crew and staff who have chosen to come to work in Surrey Heath today and to Surrey Police for their support in ensuring those who wanted to work, could.
Whilst we recognise that the current situation could change I'm delighted that all waste collections including food, recycling, refuse and garden waste will be collected in Surrey Heath this week. Some rounds from today will be caught up tomorrow which will have an impact on services for the following days but by Saturday morning all residents will have had a collection. I'd also like to thank residents in advance for their understanding and patience as we respond to this situation as it continues to unfold." - Cllr Colin Dougan, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community.
On your usual collection day please leave your bin out for collection as usual. If it is not emptied by 4pm please report it as a missed collection and leave the bin out. If this advice changes, we will share it as soon as we can.
Additional advice about what to do with your waste and recycling during the strike and answers to common questions can be found here. SHBC's advice and updates on the situation can be found here.
The strike action was voted for by GMB union members in a ballot related to pay settlement negotiations that have been taking place between Amey and the GMB.
Please also share the information with any neighbours who are not online.