Potential disruption to household waste collections

Published: 10 October 2023

West Berkshire Council (WBC) is aware of ongoing pay discussions between the GMB union and Veolia, its waste and recycling contractor. This is not currently affecting services but, if talks are unsuccessful, it is possible that industrial action might be taken and this could cause some disruption to household waste collections.

Veolia has been working with WBC to put together contingency plans to minimise disruption from any strike action and, should it become necessary, these plans together with FAQs will be made available on the waste collection updates page of WBC’s web site.