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 update – collection schedule announced over bin lorry driver strike

Published Wednesday, 12 January 2022

After Unite announced strike dates would continue into March, Coventry City Council has announced a plan for every household to get their green-lidded household waste bin emptied every other week.

Whilst there will be no collections this week (week commencing 10 Jan) due to strike action, bins will start being emptied next week (week commencing 17 Jan).

Those whose collection usually falls on a Wednesday will have their collection temporarily moved to a Tuesday. People who usually have a collection on a Friday will be temporarily moved to a Thursday. Residents that have waited the longest for a household waste collection will be prioritised. People can check online to find out when their next collection will be.

Anyone without access to the internet is asked to visit their local library or call Customer Services on 08085 834333.

Recycling collections will be suspended until strike action has ended to concentrate on collecting household waste and garden waste collections remain on pause for the same reason.

Coventry City Council has 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. Almost 60,000 vehicles have visited the sites so far dropping off more than 200,000 black bin bags. If you know someone who can’t get online to check their collection date, then please help us by sharing this information with them.

All six drop sites will remain open for residents who have any waste to dispose of, including recycling. They are open seven days a week from 8am-4.30pm and there’s no need to book. Residents can also take waste to The Tip but will need to book in advance. Information on the drop sites can be found online now.

More drop sites are being planned in an attempt to ensure fair spread of the facilities across the city.

Residents are also reminded that if they plan to use a company to dispose of any additional waste, they need to check that the company has the relevant paperwork to dispose of the waste correctly. Commercial operators cannot use the drop sites.

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