ANOTHER wave of bin strikes will hit Warrington tomorrow.

This is the third wave of industrial action to take place within recent weeks, with the first wave commencing at the beginning of October.

Kicking off on November 8, the latest wave is set to run until November 20.

It comes as members of the trade union UNITE are engaging in a national dispute regarding pay and working conditions.

As a result of this, bins in Warrington will not be collected until November 20.

This is despite a national pay deal being agreed by the UNITE union - when asked whether the strikes would continue in Warrington in spite of the agreement, the union confirmed that the wave of industrial action would take place as planned.

Many residents have questioned whether they will see a refund of their council tax, due to the fact that their bins have not been emptied for weeks.

Responding to this, a Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: "We understand that not having your household waste or recycling bins emptied is frustrating.

"That being said, council tax is and remains a tax.

"That means households legally have to pay their council tax bill, even if services are disrupted, or even if people don’t use certain services. A mechanism for this type of refund does not exist.

"We are working on plans to make sure that a waste and recycling catch-up operation happens after the strike action."

Tips across Warrington have extended their opening hours during the strikes, which will allow more people to dispose of their household waste at sites in Woolston, Stockton Heath, and Sankey Bridges.