Next bin collection in Harborne

The next bin collection in Harborne will be on Tuesday and Wednesday 12th and 13th September.

With the resumption of strike action, Harborne is not currently scheduled to have a household refuse collection this week.

The strike has resumed following staggering mismanagement by the Council's Labour leadership. They U turned on their plans for the refuse collection service, to get the Union to suspend the strike. But they now admit the Council couldn't afford to make this concession, so they were forced to U turn again and withdraw it, leading to the resumption of the strike yesterday.

Under the new plans to deal with the strike, vans will collect household side waste (bags left beside full wheelie bins) leaving the normal lorries to empty the wheelie bins. These two things may happen at different times.

Garden waste will be picked up by a contractor. As the contractor can't empty wheelie bins, residents who have paid for this service will be issued with bags for their green waste, which should be collected on the normal schedule.

Low rise flats, some of which have suffered a particularly poor service in the past couple of months, will have their waste collected on the normal days by a contractor.

While the dispute continues, Lifford Lane and Tyseley tips will continue to have extended opening hours (7am to 9pm).

As before, please let us know if the Council fails to collect your waste according to this new plan. With contractors unfamiliar with the rounds doing much of the work, its likely there will continue to be mistakes made. If this happens to you, please tell us and we will do our best to sort it out.

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