WDC Waste collection industrial action update

Waste and Street Cleansing Industrial Action Update – Tuesday 14th June at 4pm

We are pleased to announce that our waste contractor, Biffa, has informed us this afternoon it has reached a negotiated settlement with the GMB union and as a result the industrial action has been brought to an end.

Striking staff will be returning to work tomorrow and we will be working with Biffa to reinstate full collection services and recover outstanding waste as quickly as possible.  

We would like to thank our all of our residents for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.  

Please continue to check our website for service updates while Biffa works to catch up on collections.

Wednesday 15th June

While the bin lorries and crews are being reintegrated to their regular depots, the following services will be operating in full or in part: 

  • Rubbish collection rounds in the south of the District are due to operate in Lower Willingdon, Polegate, Part of Hailsham, Ripe, Chalvington, Laughton, Wannock, Selmeston and Golden Cross. Also properties collected using a narrow access vehicle due a rubbish collection this week will be emptied, although this may occur on the scheduled day or a day later. Please put your rubbish bin out if you are due a collection that day.
  • All scheduled rubbish collection rounds in the north of the District are operating.
  • If your road is not emptied please leave it in place as efforts are being made to catch up on missed rubbish collections. 
  • Other services, including clinical waste and sharps box collections, bulky waste collections, bin deliveries and street litter bin and dog waste bin emptying, are operating as normal

Thursday 16th June 

All scheduled rubbish recycling and garden waste collections will be resuming