Somerset Council Waste Services

Industrial action called off

We are happy to confirm that proposed strike action by Somerset waste collection crews has been called off.

This follows a positive response to a Unite ballot of its members on an improved pay offer from SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, the Council’s collections contractor.

Services should be operating as usual and residents can present their waste in the usual way.

We will be sharing this information through our various channels throughout the morning.

The crews make more than 350,000 collections each week. It is a difficult job and one that is highly valued by our residents.

We thank you for your patience in recent weeks.