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Potential Industrial Action - Friday 6 October

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is preparing for planned industrial action. This is for UNISON members employed by the council.

This is in relation to a pay dispute relating to the pay award for 2023/24. If the issue is not resolved, UNISON intend to take strike action on 6 October and commence an ongoing period of work to rule from Monday 9 October. 

If industrial action does go ahead, we will have to delay green bin and bulky waste collection services on Friday 6 October to allow us to prioritise collecting your household and recycling waste. Garden waste collections that were due on Friday 6 will be moved to Saturday 7 if the action is taken by UNISON.

Most of our services will be delivered as normal, and you can stay up to date with all the latest information about any disruption to services. 

We offer a service to commercial businesses for the collection of bulky waste. The charge will depend on the amount and type of waste.


Commercial bulky waste collection is charged at £150 per hour. This includes the time taken to travel from our depot to your premises, make the collection and take the waste to a disposal site.

We will arrange a visit to assess the waste and give you a quotation for its removal. If the waste is of a type we cannot dispose of, you will need to arrange for an alternative registered waste provider to collect it.

We will NOT collect the following items from commercial premises:

  • asbestos

  • computer monitors

  • fixtures and fittings

  • fluorescent tubes

  • fridges and freezers

  • paint

  • plasterboard

  • televisions

Payment must be made before the collection takes place. Details of how to pay, along with our terms and conditions, will be provided with your quotation.

In exceptional circumstances businesses may request alternative payment arrangements. These will be agreed on an individual basis.

Request a Commercial Bulky Waste Collection