Strike to impact some waste collections in Cardiff after Christmas


Some waste collections in Cardiff are likely to be impacted immediately after Christmas 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.

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.

Due to Boxing Day falling on a Tuesday, waste collections for that week will move back a day, beginning on Wednesday, December 27.

So, if your collection was due on:

  • Tuesday, December 26 - it will now happen on Wednesday, December 27.
  • Wednesday, December 27 - changes to Thursday December 28.
  • Thursday December 28 - changes to Friday December 29..
  • Friday, December 29 - changes to Saturday December 30.

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 nag 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.