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Council ready for a series of 30 minute strikes 24 May to 5 June

 23 May 2016  |  

The Council is anticipating some disruption from the latest strike action announced by Unite the Union. There will be two 30 minute strikes each day from 24 May-5 June, but householders are being asked to put their bins out on their normal collection day, as the majority of bins will be emptied.

On the strike days, some staff on the early shift will stop working at 7:45am-8:15am and there will be another half hour stoppage for the backshift 7:45pm-8:15pm, but any backlog with be dealt with as quickly as possible.

For are any missed bins, householders should call the Council on 0300 123 0900 or go to to report it.

During the recent week-long strike action the Council minimised disruption by emptying household green bins. There were also replacement uplifts for householders who missed brown bin collections and this continues as brown bins missed on 16,17,18 May will be emptied this weekend, 28-29 May.  

Mike Newall, South Ayrshire Council's Head of Neighbourhood Services, said, "We are disappointed with this latest announcement of strike action but we will continue to use all the means at our disposal to lessen the impact on householders. We are continuing to collect brown bins that were missed as a result of the week long action and I thank residents for their co-operation and for responding to our requests."

Excess waste can be taken to one of the household waste recycling centres at Ayr, Maybole, Troon and Girvan. These centres are open as normal.

For more information, recycling centre opening times and to see our FAQs please visit or phone 0300 123 0900.

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