WARRINGTON Borough Council has updated residents on the first day after the 10-week bin strikes were called off.

The dispute lasted from the beginning of October until yesterday, December 7.

Towards the end of the period of industrial action, Warrington Borough Council attempted to force the strikers back to work by way of a High Court injunction; however, this was slapped down by the Royal Courts of Justice.

An agreement was reached by members of the trade union Unite and the council following meetings that took place earlier in the week.


Now, Friday, the council has provided an update for residents wondering when their bins are due to be collected.

Posting on social media, the council wrote: "As we get back to normal with collections, for the next two weeks, to make sure you get a bin collection, put both bins (black and blue) out on your normal bin day.

"We will then collect the right bin for you.

"Please leave your bins out until 4pm."

The council also wrote: "If in doubt, put both bins out."

Speaking at the time the strikes were called off, leader of the council, Cllr Hans Mundry, said:" We are pleased to draw an end to the strike action.

“We know people will want bin collections to get back to normal quickly.

"Please bear with us as we’ll be collecting significant volumes of waste and recycling, while also getting waste services employees back into work.”