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Service update Tuesday 23 September

All refuse and recycling crews are out on their scheduled collection rounds for today.

We apologise for the ongoing service disruption. Because of the on going ‘work to rule’ by crews we are limited in our ability to provide the additional resources to catch up dropped work.

If your collection has been missed please leave your containers out and we will catch up when we can.

This week we have not been able to collect from all the properties scheduled for collection on Monday, this includes properties missed due to industrial action last week.

Last week, due to industrial action and problems with two of our vehicles, several parts of the city did not have refuse or recycling collections.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing.

Industrial action by refuse and recycling drivers

Refuse and recycling staff introduced a continuous ‘work to rule’ from Friday 12 September. The GMB Trade Union has announced three more days of strike action by the refuse and recycling team at Cityclean. The dates are: 

  • Thursday 25 September
  • Tuesday 30 September
  • Friday 3 October

There was previously a one day strike on Monday 15 September 2014. The ongoing industrial action follows a ballot of refuse and recycling drivers by the GMB Trade Union.

More information is available about the background to the current refuse and recycling industrial action.

During the industrial action there will be disruption to the refuse and recycling collections service. We apologise for any delays.

The street cleansing team will be working as normal.

Our household waste and recycling centres are open as normal and will accept separated waste and recycling. You can also take recycling to any of the recycling points in the city.

We will continue to provide regular updates on this page. You can also visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We're sorry for any disruption.

Our service commitment to you

Out of hours emergency contact

An out of hours service operates for environmental emergencies. You can access this service between 5pm and 9am weekdays, and all day weekends and Bank Holidays. This service should not be used for non-emergency enquiries.

The telephone number for out of hours emergencies in Brighton & Hove is (01273) 292229.

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