19th Jan, 2022

Coventry City Council announces plan for every resident to have household waste collected while strikes continue

Tristan Harris 12th Jan, 2022 Updated: 12th Jan, 2022

AFTER Unite announced strike dates would continue into March, Coventry City Council has put together a plan for every household to get their green-lidded household waste bin emptied every other week.

There have been no collections this week because of the industrial action but bins will be emptied starting on Monday, January 17.

Those whose collection usually falls on a Wednesday will have their time temporarily moved to a Tuesday.

People who usually have a collection on a Friday will be temporarily moved to a Thursday.

Residents who have waited the longest for a household waste collection will be prioritised.

People can visit coventry.gov.uk/bindays to find out when their next collection will be.

Anyone without Internet access should visit their local library or call Customer Services on 08085 834333.

Recycling and garden waste collections will be suspended until strike action has ended to concentrate on collecting household waste.

Coventry City Council said it appreciated the effort local people had made to use the drop sites and to look after friends, family and neighbours who might not have access to transport.

Almost 60,000 vehicles have visited the sites so far dropping off more than 200,000 black bin bags.

The authority also urged people to share this information to people who were unable to go online.

All six drop-off points will remain open from 8am to 4.30pm seven-days-a-week while the strike continues.

The sites are at Hearsall Common (off Beechwood Avenue), Sowe Common car park, War Memorial (main) car park, Cheylesmore car park (off New Union Street), Wyken Slough and Leicester Row car park.

Residents can take waste to their local household recycling centre but need to book in advance.

Visit coventry.gov.uk/dropsites for more.

More drop sites are planned to ensure they are fairly spread across the city.

Residents are reminded if they use a waste disposal company they need to check the company has the relevant paperwork to dispose of the waste correctly.

Commercial operators cannot use the drop sites.

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