No refunds following bin strike action – but two green bin collections scheduled in January


THERE will be no refunds for green bin subscribers following the near three-month bin strikes in Warrington, but there will be two collections in January.

During an exclusive video interview with Warrington Worldwide, to be broadcast later, Warrington Borough Council Chief Executive, Prof Steven Broomhead, confirmed there would be no refunds on waste collection services, although he apologised for the disruption caused by the unprecedented strike action by the Unite Union.

Meanwhile, in an update on the green bin collection service the council announced: “We are grateful for your patience and we know you have been waiting for an update on garden waste collections for a number of weeks.

“When waste collections resumed on Friday 8 December, our priority was to collect black bin waste and blue bin household recycling.
“We will be doing two garden waste collections early in the New Year as part of your 2023 subscription.
“We expect the first of these two garden waste collections will take place from the week of Monday 8 January 2024.
“We’ll let you know the confirmed dates by Wednesday 3 January.

“The first collection will be to take existing garden waste in your green bin. We appreciate there are many households that have needed their green bins emptied for a long time.
“Our second collection and final collection of your 2023 subscription will give you the chance to fill up your green bins with any remaining garden waste. We know that many of you have a lot of additional garden waste that will need collecting.
“We understand you may have many questions and we will update you again early in the New Year.”


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    ABSOLUTELY USELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    think im paying for next year? NOT A CHANCE!
    ***************** BOYCOTT THE GREEN BIN BRIGADE*********************** 🙁

  2. WBC is in breach of its contract. The 2023 terms and conditions do not define strikes or industrial action as factors beyond the council’s control and therefore they should compensate for the collections they missed within the contracted period – about 25%. The 2024 terms now includes strikes etc as beyond WBC’s control – clearly closing the loophole. However, the new terms also allows WBC to miss up to 3 consecutive collections for any reason! To try and pull the wool over the eyes of customers they are not raising their prices. No doubt they will claw back by missing collections. Please report on this and not promote WBC’s false claims of not refunding customers when they should have. Encourage people to take action. It’s not a lot of money but it is the principle.

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