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South Gloucestershire Council - Waste & Recycling Service Disruptions

South Gloucestershire Council have announced the following regarding waste & recycling collections:

'Our waste contractor Suez has informed us that many of its employees are intending to continue with their current strike action until 3 September – due to their ongoing pay dispute with their employer. 

We understand this is concerning news for residents and apologise for the inconvenience it may cause.

We are doing all we can to minimise the impact by working with the staff Suez has available, to provide the best level of service possible under the circumstances.

How household collections are affected

We will continue to prioritise black bin collections as this will dispose of waste such as personal hygiene items, pet waste, medical waste and nappy sacks.

You should put out your black bin on your normal collection day. If it is not collected, report it as a missed collection and the crew will return to your area as soon as possible.

There is not enough staff available to collect recycling or garden waste this week so please do not put these containers out.

Garden waste subscriptions that are affected will be extended to reflect the missed collections. You do not need to contact us for this to happen.

Container deliveries and bulky waste collections have also had to be suspended during the industrial action.

Dealing with food waste

We regret there is also not enough staff available to collect food waste. To help minimise smells use a plastic bag or double bag the food waste and ensure it is tightly tied to seal it. We have added facilities at our Sort It centres in Yate, Thornbury and Mangotsfield where you can take your food waste. You can also dispose of recycling and garden waste there.

How Sort It centres are affected

We are aware there have been queues forming at the Sort It centres during peak times (11am to 2pm). Try to visit outside these hours if you can. Yate Sort It Centre is now open earlier at 8am.

Unfortunately, the Little Stoke site will remain closed for the foreseeable future. We will provide an update when it can reopen.

The Revive shop at Thornbury Sort It Centre will also remain closed.

Stay updated

You can check this page regularly for updates on services affected during the industrial action.

Updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and through Nextdoor.'

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