Catching up on bins after the strike

We’re expecting that the current bin strike will finish at the end of Monday 9 July. Like you, we want to make sure that grey bins that were not collected because of the strike are emptied as quickly as possible.

To do this, from Tuesday to Thursday next week we will be collecting grey bins only in Huddersfield and South Kirklees, even if green is due.

As North Kirklees was relatively unaffected by the strike, bin collections in most WF postcodes will continue as normal.

There are a few exceptions to this, please read on to find out more.

Which bin do I put out next week?

From Tuesday 10 July until the end of Monday 16 July: If you have a HD, HX or WF4 postcode please put your grey bin out on the day we are due to collect – even if green is due.

If you live in any other WF or BD please put out the bin that is due to be collected – your collections will continue from Monday as we do not expect the strike to affect your area.

We hope that all collections will return to normal the following week (starting Tuesday 17 July) but if this changes we will update this article.

Still not sure which bin to put out?

We’ve created a map to help. If where you live is shaded grey then put out your grey bin (even if it’s supposed to be a green bin day).

If where you live is shaded green then your green bin will be collected as normal.

Hybrid Map - with postcodes-1

Please click image to make it bigger.

Why are some parts of the district different to others?

We run our waste collection service from two depots – one in North Kirklees and one in South. This week we’ve had more staff on strike who work in the South Kirklees depot compared to the north, which is why that part of the district has had more disruption. Like with all industrial action we don’t know who will be taking part until it begins, which is why we have had to make changes to our plans as the week has gone on.

What about extra bags of waste?

Appropriately bagged household waste left next to your bin will be collected where possible.

What about bulky waste collections?

It is unlikely we will be able to collect bulky waste during the catch-up period, so please be aware that it may take longer than normal to collect items – for the latest timescales please check the website:


  • Winnie the pooh

    Thanks for letting us know, but the map is too small to be able to see our area

  • So we are getting the Grey bin emptied tomorrow, first time since before the strike. So next week 23 July is suppose to be Grey bin again. Does that mean it will be Grey bin twice in a row and then green bin or are you switching our days and green the following week?

  • i no we have to put the gray bin out today but when will my green bin be emptied as all of my bins are full and the green ones are meant to be emptied today

    • Hi Lynn, your green one will be collected the next time it is due. We had to prioritise grey over green to get the grey waste taken ASAP after the strike ^VH

  • cakes and houses

    Our grey bin has been left out since last Thursday and we are still waiting for the bin men to come – HD7 hill top area of Slaithwaite. The maggots and flys are loving it, the residents are not, it STINKS!

  • Well if this is the case why have they emptied my gray bin and not emptied my green bin when it was green today

  • It’s Monday 16th July and the grey bins at HD7 5DU have still not been collected. We have maggots, flys and rats alongside our children. When will this be done as it has not been done in accordance with this statement?

  • Good Afternoon – After receiving an email to say that by the 16th July our bin would be emptied I have come home yet again to a full bin. Please can you advise when this will be emptied?

  • grey bins still not collected in HD9. Cannot wait another 10 days or they will be walking off on their own!!

  • I live in WF4 area and my bins haven’t been collected at all.

  • Surely its not too much to ask to update ithe website more often. Didnt get any collection last week – both bins left out today – only one taken. When will this be collected, what do we leave out next week?

  • Hi no bins have been collected today 16th July from WF44Bz

  • Mr Eric Chadwick

    June the 16th has come and gone and still no bin collections, green or grey.
    What do we pay Council Tax for?

  • Our bin has not been collected and neither has any of our neighbours – Storths Road, Birkby

  • My green bin was put out in HD2 2AN on Tuesday 17 July but not collected. When will this be done?

  • Darren Eastwood

    I’m confused, we had our grey bins emptied last week but our green are overflowing and are not due to be emptied till next week according to the normal schedule, no bins have been emptied today so is it supposed to be the overflowing green ones or the half empty grey ones that were emptied last week?? maybe if the website made it clearer we could follow it easier, seems daft emptying the same bins 2 weeks running while one overflows.

  • Is there any chance of an explanation as to why ALL the recycling rubbish which was put out on 18th of July wasn’t collected. It is now a month since our last collection and 4/5 households on our cul de sac had neatly piled excess rubbish alongside the bin expecting it to be collected only to come home and find the rubbish still there but the bin emptied. My bin is now three quarters full and we have a full two weeks before its emptied again putting us in the same position as we are in today. Any chance of anything being done about it.

  • Green bins not emptied Tuesday hd1

  • No bins emptied at HD4 6XZ for 3 weeks now , and Wednesdays are our collection days!!

  • Green bin was due to be emptied yesterday around Dryclough Rd but they are all still waiting. Any idea when this will take place?

  • Website states that normal bin collections should have resumed for HD9 area. No bins collected today (normal collection date)???
    I have reported as a missed bin collection!

  • Christine A Stead

    We Live on Luck Lane (HD1)
    We were due a grey bin collection last Tuesday (17th July.) The bins were not collected and are still awaiting collection.
    However, Luck lane will be closed to traffic from Link Road to Church Street from 23rd July and up to the end of August.
    Can you advise me and the other residents of how bins are going to be collected during that period?

  • Hi there, for the last two weeks, neither my grey or green bin has been emptied. I have reported it but heard nothing and neither of my bins have been collected. To ensure there was no confusion I have left both bins out since. Now I have an excess of rubbish and no idea whether it will be or when it will be collected. Now my collection is on Monday, can I leave out the excess and hope it will be collected as well as my bins being emptied?

  • Our bins were last emptied on 23 JUNE – I tried to report this by phone but was told that ‘they already know so we can’t tell them again’ – perhaps they need a reminder !!! We don’t get the large wagon, our bins are emptied by one man in a pick-up with a cage on the back – normally a superb service – but usually NO COVER if he is on holiday or is ill – fortunately not often.

  • Please can you let me know what bin will be collected this Thursday, 26th July? Postcode is HD3 4SR

  • Not had our bins (grey and green) emptied since mid June. Wagon just drives by!!!! Really not happy and have complained 3 times now and still they’ve not been done!


    “In Huddersfield and South Kirklees we are collecting all grey bins from now until the end of Monday 16 July (inclusive). So please put yours out, even if green is due. In North Kirklees please put your scheduled bin out for collection. If your green bin was missed during the strike, we will collect it on your next scheduled collection day. Please don’t report it as a missed bin”

    Not only is the advice contradictory and misleading, it is also NOT TRUE!

    My 74 year old mother in law who is not in the best of health lives on there and she has been getting more and more distressed dragging the bin up and down the front steps. Because of the strike it hasn’t been emptied for weeks and because of the hot weather it, and all of the other unemptied bins along there, are becoming a health hazard.

    I have told her she should stop paying her council tax until someone comes and empties the bin. Perhaps we ALL should

    • Good Afternoon

      Thanks for your comment – bin collections should be back to normal now. If your mother in law’s bin has still not been emptied please report it as a missed bin . If your mother in law is struggling to put her bin out she can apply for an assisted collection where the bin men will come and collect her bin from within the property boundary and return it to the same place when empty.



  • Why can’t we all get a rebate for the value of missed bin services, as you owe many people for a service that was paid for, but clearly not provided

  • Hi,
    Our grey bin has been collected many times now but the green was scheduled for Wednesday this week (yesterday) and it has been left again! The green bin hasn’t been collected for over 4 weeks. It’s full now and is a potential health and safety hazard.
    Can you let us know when it will be collected please??
    HD3 3WG

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