Bin collections during SUEZ strike

The council’s waste disposal contractor SUEZ is in dispute with Unite over a pay award, and a strike is scheduled for Wednesday 25 January, between 6am and 6pm.

The strike will involve all the facilities that SUEZ operate including all five Household Waste Recycling Centres and the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility on Vine Street.

The household waste recycling centres will remain open but visitors are advised to expect there to be picket lines at each site.

Kirklees council staff are not involved in this dispute and the refuse collection teams will still be emptying bins. Arrangements have been made with SUEZ to ensure that all aspects of the waste disposal process can continue.

However the council is warning that, whilst they will be working hard to ensure service continues as normal,  there is a possibility of some disruption which may result in late collections and some bins not being emptied as planned.  Any bins that are missed due to the disruption will be emptied as soon as possible after the strike.

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