Strike to impact some waste collections in Cardiff


Some waste collections in Cardiff are likely to be impacted following Unite's decision to strike between Thursday, December 28, and Thursday, January 25.

Cardiff Council is putting a plan in place to maintain services and we apologise in advance to residents for any inconvenience.

Unfortunately, due to the strike the council will be unable to collect Christmas trees this year.

To help residents dispose of their trees, a Christmas tree drop-off point will be provided at Heath Park on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2024, between 10am and 4pm.

Alternatively residents can bring their Christmas tree to either Lamby Way or Bessemer Close Recycling Centres - without making a booking through the online system.

If residents have space, their Christmas tree could also be chopped up and placed in their green bins until the garden waste collections re-start in the spring. We apologise for the inconvenience.

During the strike we aim to run all collection services as normal, apart from hygiene. Anyone registered with the hygiene service will have their hygiene waste collected every fortnight with black bag/black bin waste.

Residents are asked to check waste collection updates through the council's website or through the Cardiff Gov app -  . Strike action may cause some disruption and delays so the most up to date information will be available there.

The recycling centres at Lamby Way and Bessemer Close will remain open during usual operating hours and will not be affected by the strike action. For more information, please visit the council's website:

During periods of strike action, the council will always prioritise the collection of food waste, general waste and recycling to ensure that food and food waste containers are taken off the streets as quickly as possible, reducing the risk of the bags being split open by birds or animals creating street litter across the city.

We intend on clearing all waste as normal through the strike period with only hygiene waste moving to a fortnightly collection with black bag and black bin waste.

Once again, we thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience this strike action may cause you over the festive period.