Refuse workers in Birmingham have agreed to continue strike action.
Trade union Unite say an overwhelming 92.4% voted in favour of extending industrial action, a move which could see bins go uncollected beyond Christmas.
Meanwhile in London, trade union Unite is currently bringing a High Court bid to block the 113 bin workers from losing their jobs.
The hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice is against the background of an ongoing strike over proposals for reorganising the city's waste collection services.
The union is arguing that the council's actions are unlawful and breach an agreement reached through Acas.