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Black bin collections to be prioritised during two-week strike

Editorial Correspondent 25th Apr, 2022 Updated: 25th Apr, 2022

BLACK bins will still be emptied during the forthcoming two-week bin collection strike in the town, Rugby Borough Council (RBC) has said.

The council’s website has been updated with new information about the disruption to bin collections during the strike, which is due to begin tomorrow (Tuesday April 26).

It says: “We intend to target our limited resources on refuse collections (black bins) during the industrial action.

“All garden waste (green bin) and recycling (blue lid bin) collections will be suspended during the industrial action.”

Residents are advised to put out their black bins by 7.30am on their scheduled collection day.

“If we do not collect your black bin by 7pm on the scheduled collection day, please accept our apologies and put out your bin for collection by 7.30am on your next scheduled collection day,” the council added.

RBC says it has been forced to suspend its bulky waste collection service during the strike, cancelling all collections scheduled to take place from Tuesday (April 26) to Tuesday May 10.

Those with appointments will receive a full refund and a notification of when the service has resumed.

Household and garden waste and recycling can be taken to Hunters Lane Recycling Centre, operated by Warwickshire County Council. An appointment must be booked. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yct57k5s for more information or to book an appointment.

The strike is scheduled to continue until May 10 – although Unite the Union has not ruled out further action if a deal has not been reached by then.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/servicedisruption for updates on service disruption from Rugby Borough Council.

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