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Potential Industrial Action - Friday 6 October

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is preparing for planned industrial action. This is for UNISON members employed by the council.

This is in relation to a pay dispute relating to the pay award for 2023/24. If the issue is not resolved, UNISON intend to take strike action on 6 October and commence an ongoing period of work to rule from Monday 9 October. 

If industrial action does go ahead, we will have to delay green bin and bulky waste collection services on Friday 6 October to allow us to prioritise collecting your household and recycling waste. Garden waste collections that were due on Friday 6 will be moved to Saturday 7 if the action is taken by UNISON.

Most of our services will be delivered as normal, and you can stay up to date with all the latest information about any disruption to services. 

We are responsible for most litter bins within the district, although some are provided by the local town or parish council.

When are litter bins emptied?

How often we empty a litter bin depends on how much it is used. In busy areas some bins are emptied several times a day, while others may only need emptying once a week. We regularly check the usage of our bins and change how often we empty them accordingly. If you see a bin that needs emptying, please report it to us.

Report a Full Bin

New and replacement bins

We research where new bins are needed and install additional bins in places where we identify that litter is being dropped.

While we are committed to providing enough bins to carry out our legal obligations, we will only put bins in areas where there is a genuine need for one. All locations must be approved by the local town or parish council and our Neighbourhoods Service.

We have over 1,500 litter bins across the district. Unfortunately, bins can be the target of vandals and we regularly replace bins that have been burned or badly damaged.

Report a Broken or Damaged Litter Bin