Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Strike action - bin collections suspended

I came home to find the bins still outside Brinkster Central. According to Sutton Council's website:

Over 200 council staff are striking on Wednesday 16 July over the Government’s pay award to public sector workers.

The waste and recycling services have been affected by the industrial action. Garden waste collections will continue unchanged today and tomorrow but we will be unable to collect household waste or recycling materials on both days.

For those residents whose brown wheeled bin waste is collected on a Wednesday or Thursday it will now be collected next week. We appreciate the inconvenience this may cause and will therefore also collect additional waste sacks not stored in the brown wheeled bins on these days (23 and 24 July).

This week there will be alternative arrangements for green wheeled bin and glass collections. Households whose collection day is Wednesday will now have their recycling picked up on Friday (18 July) while Thursday collections will now take place on Saturday (19 July).
We regret any inconvenience to residents but will be using additional staff from Friday to catch up on any backlog and return to a normal service as soon as possible.

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