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Bath residents' recycling collections delayed for fifth time

Recycling left out for collection in Odd Down in Bath. Credit: ITV West Country

Delays to recycling collections have rolled into a fifth day as industrial action by staff at a council contractor continues.

Members of the Unite union who work at Kier, the company in charge of recycling and food waste collections in Bath and North East Somerset, are taking industrial action in the form of an overtime ban.

This has led to residents experiencing disruption to their recycling collections.

Some residents say they're continuing to have to cope with pavements filled with soaking and smelly waste.

I have a big heap of soggy waste which is already 'aged' since Christmas Day. I think I will just leave it out in the wet but fresh air!

– COMBE DOWN RESIDENT

Bath and North East Somerset Council is asking residents to hold onto their recycling and put it back out for collection on 11 January.

Recycling strike hits Bath for another day

Recycling left out for collection in Odd Down in Bath. Credit: ITV News

Staff working for Bath and North East Somerset's recycling contractor, Kier, have taken industrial action in the form of an overtime ban.

This has led to residents experiencing disruption to their recycling collections.

People with recycling and food waste scheduled for Saturday 2 January which had not been collected were being asked to put it back out for collection today (Tuesday 5th January).

However due to continued strike action, the scheduled collections did not happen.

This recycling on Upper Wellsway will have to be taken in and put out for next week. Credit: ITV News

Bath and North East Somerset Council is asking residents to hold onto their recycling and put it back out for collection tomorrow (Wednesday 6 January).

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