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Update on waste collections

We are pleased to advise that a resolution has been reached between waste contractor Serco and the GMB union and that further industrial action by waste collection operatives in the union has been suspended.

However, there have been significant disruption and delays due to today’s action which has meant we have been unable to complete any of the refuse, recycling and food waste collections that were planned.

What you need to do


  • From tomorrow (Thursday 1 September) refuse, recycling and food waste collections will resume as normal. Please remember that because of the Bank Holiday, collections are still a day later than usual and changes to collection days are available on our Holiday waste collection dates webpage
  • For those whose bins were due to be collected today (Wednesday 31 August), these won’t have been collected so please leave these out and we will collect these by the end of Sunday. However, please do not put out your recycling bin for collection if you live in one of the streets listed on our waste and recycling crew strike webpage
  • If you do live in one of these streets, still put out your refuse and food waste, but please don’t put out your recycling bin until Tuesday 6 September – your regular collection day – and we will collect it then.

What you need to know

  • The Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Maidenhead will reopen tomorrow as normal
  • Garden waste collections will remain suspended until the end of this Friday to enable us to catch up on other collections. However, garden waste subscriptions will be extended to cover the time when collections are suspended
  • Please ensure all your waste and recycling is contained within your bins.

Thank you for your ongoing patience.