Waste and recycling news
Independent review into council waste collections is published
The findings of the first phase of an independent review into waste collection services are set to be endorsed by Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on February 11.
Fly-tipper jailed for five months
A man responsible for the dumping of waste in the garden of an empty house in Handsworth has been jailed for five months by Birmingham Crown Court today (25 July 2019).
Statement on waste dispute settlement
The following statement has been agreed by the council and Unite and Unison after the approval of a negotiated settlement by the parties, which ends the recent dispute within the waste service:
WASTE DISPUTE UPDATE: Birmingham City Council’s detailed response to the latest claims from Howard Beckett of Unite the Union
Birmingham City Council’s detailed response to the latest claims from Howard Beckett of Unite the Union.
Updated contingency plan for bin collections
Changes are being made to the contingency plan drawn up for bin collections in Birmingham as industrial action continues.
Waste collection contingency plans announced
A contingency plan for waste collections has been finalised following the announcement from Unite regarding its intention to take industrial action within the council’s Waste Management service.
Waste management modernisation update - 9 October 2018
Following the finalisation of a collective agreement between the Trade Unions and Birmingham City Council, a new operating model for waste collection services in the city was launched on 24 September
Missed bin collections - 3 January 2018 update
The following is an updated statement on recent missed bin collections in parts of Birmingham in recent weeks:
Bin collections suspended - 11 December 2017
The following is a statement about the safety-related suspension of bin collections in Birmingham tomorrow (Monday 11 December 2017).
Response to High Court hearing on waste management
The following is a statement after today’s High Court ruling relating to the future of the city’s waste management service:
Update on waste collection service plan - August 31
In order to protect its legal and financial position, the council is issuing redundancy notices to the Grade 3 Leading Hands in the refuse service – as approved by Cabinet on 27 June.
Paper and card recycling South Yardley
To ensure paper and cardboard can be recycled during the ongoing industrial dispute, the council has teamed up with Smurfit Kappa to offer a kerbside service to residents in South Yardley ward.
Paper and card recycling in Sutton Trinity
To ensure paper and cardboard can be recycled during the ongoing industrial dispute, the council has teamed up with Smurfit Kappa to offer a trial kerbside service to residents in Sutton Trinity ward.
Plans to modernise waste services announced
A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service.
Order your 2017 garden waste service now
Citizens wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can sign up to Birmingham City Council’s 2017 service from today (December 6).