News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 17 March 2022
Agreement reached means waste collection strike has come to an end - and recycling collections will resume from 21 March
Hills Municipal Collections and GMB Union have confirmed they have reached an agreement, which means the waste collection strike has now concluded with immediate effect.
Published 16 March 2022
Act of vandalism causing more disruption for waste collection services
Damage was caused to waste collection vehicles at our Churchfields depot in Salisbury
Published 16 March 2022
Recycling collections to be suspended for longer due to additional strike action
Due to ongoing industrial action, no blue lidded bins or black boxes will be emptied until 4 April
Published 10 March 2022
Wiltshire Council condemns scenes at its depots during industrial action
Wiltshire Council has strongly condemned the actions of the GMB union at its depots, which has resulted in sites being blockaded during the ongoing industrial action and leading to major safety concerns.
Published 9 March 2022
FAQs - Hills Municipal Collections industrial action
Wiltshire Council has published some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to answer residents' questions around the impact of the ongoing waste industrial action.
Published 8 March 2022
Waste industrial action update: temporary suspension of recycling collection services
Due to ongoing impact of industrial action by some Hills Municipal Collections workers, we are temporarily suspending recycling collection services
Published 3 March 2022
Residents advised to put waste, recycling and garden waste bins out as normal ahead of planned industrial action from 7 March
The industrial action could cause some disruption to waste and recycling collection services.
Published 18 November 2021
Swindon resident pays the price for fly-tipping in Lyneham
A Swindon resident has been ordered to pay £440 in fines after giving her household waste to an unlicensed waste collector, who then fly-tipped it in Lyneham, in the Wiltshire Council authority area
Published 20 September 2021
Wiltshire Council urges communities to 'Step It Up' and help fight climate change this Recycle Week
The theme for this year's Recycle Week is 'Step it Up', which encourages people to make positive changes to recycle more to reduce carbon emissions
Published 7 September 2021
Market Trader prosecuted for fly tipping his business waste
A former Amesbury fruit and veg market trader has been successfully prosecuted by Wiltshire Council for fly tipping cardboard, plastic and rotting food waste and other environmental waste offences.