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Call for household waste drop-off sites to be used responsibly

14 May 2021

Residents in Thurrock are being thanked for their use of waste drop-off sites and their understanding during disruption caused by the trade union, Unite extending current strike action until Friday 18 June.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet member for environment, said: "We know that this unnecessary strike action by Unite the Union members is extremely disruptive for our residents and they are understandably frustrated. While the council has and is doing everything it can to resolve the matter, the only people that can bring this strike action to an end are Unite the Union. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of the strike with temporary drop-off points.

"I want to say thank you to all our residents who are using these bring sites correctly to dispose of bagged household waste, I know it is inconvenient to have to travel to dispose of your waste. I would please ask residents to use the sites responsibly, they must not be used to illegally fly-tip items outside of the opening hours. Enforcement staff will be on site to ensure the drop-off points are used properly."

The extended strike action means there will be no household waste collections for any type of bin while Unite members are striking up to and including Friday 18 June.

Nine temporary sites are currently available throughout the borough, as well as the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre ('the Tip'), for residents to drop-off household waste should they wish to do so. Please continue to follow government COVID-19 guidance when using these sites.

More information about the waste drop-off sites can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/bins-notice