Waste Collection Strike

Industrial action is set to have an impact on waste services across South Lanarkshire meaning from tomorrow, you won’t get your bin collected this week and into next week.

Although a revised pay offer is expected from Cosla, planned strike action for this week and next is expected to go ahead.

Please be aware there will be NO kerbside collections in any areas on Wednesday 24 August, Thursday 25 August or Friday 26 August.

There will also be NO collections on Monday 29 August, Tuesday 30 August and Wednesday 31 August.

Please note the service will not be in a position to ‘catch up’ with work missed on these dates due to the industrial action.

Please note, in the Rutherglen, Cambuslang and East Kilbride areas, you should only present your bins on 1 and 2 September if that is your normal collection days

Please note no food/garden or recycling collections will take place anywhere in South Lanarkshire during the week of 29 August – 2 September. 

All bulk uplift collections scheduled to take place on the industrial action days will be cancelled. 

The Household Waste Recycling Centre at Carluke (the only one operated by the council) will be closed on industrial action days. The other five sites will be open as normal but that they may be busier than usual.

The service is unable to undertake any deliveries of bins or liners on the industrial action days.

Cosla Leaders have agreed a revised pay offer to be made to the Trade Unions. Given the timing this is unlikely to impact on scheduled industrial action this week.


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