Bin lorry driver strike action

Bin lorry drivers are on strike over a number of days. We apologise but this is out of our control. We are continuing to try and find a resolution that will get drivers back on the streets.

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Bin collection calendar

January 2022

  • Tuesday 4 January: Collections for flats with shared bins and assisted collections only.
  • Tuesday 11 January: No collections due to strike action.
  • Tuesday 18 January: No collections due to strike action.
  • Tuesday 25 January: green-lidded bin only

Following the news from Unite the union that bin lorry drivers are set to go on all-out strike, this means there will be no collections at all during February and March.

This means this week or next, depending on the schedule, will be your last collection of household waste until April unless the issues can be resolved.

For this week and next we are temporarily moving the scheduled Wednesday and Friday collections to a new day in order to make sure that everyone gets their household waste, which includes food waste, collected.

  • If your collection day is usually a Wednesday it will now be Tuesday instead.
  • If your collection day is usually a Friday it will be Thursday instead.
  • There is no change to Tuesday and Thursday collections.

Please note strike action means there will be no recycling collection in January – we will be collecting green-lidded bins only.

We have really appreciated the effort local people have made to use the drop sites and to look after friends, family and neighbours who might not have access to transport. If you know someone who can’t get online to check their collection date then please help us by sharing this information with them.

We apologise to every Coventry resident. Unfortunately, this is out of our control.

We remain committed to continuing negotiations as we want to lawfully resolve this issue to ensure full service is resumed as quickly as possible.

There is a range of ways you can dispose of rubbish while we try to find a solution with the Unite union. We would like to thank you for your patience.

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