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Date posted: 24 October 2022

Bin Collection Strike Action

Waverley Borough Council has been informed of intended strike action by GMB members working for Biffa, the council’s waste collection and street cleaning contractor.

The strike action is expected to occur between Thursday 3 November and Wednesday 23 November.

The action was voted for by GMB union members in a ballot related to pay negotiations that have been taking place between Biffa and the GMB union.

The strike action is expected to affect all bin collections and street cleansing services across Waverley.

A Waverley Borough Council spokesperson said: We are aware of the dispute between the GMB and our waste contractor. Discussions between them are continuing and we hope they can come to agreement and avert the proposed strike. We are working with Biffa to understand the likely scale and impact of the strike and what actions we can take with them to minimise the impact on residents. As soon as we have more clarity, we will release further information and would ask residents to be patient in the event that strike action does take place.”

Additional advice about what to do with your waste and recycling during the industrial action and answers to common questions can be found by visiting Please also look out for updates on our social media channels.

If you have neighbours or family who live in the area and are not online, please do share this information with them.

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