Strike Action: Update on Council Services

Update on Council services for Thursday 5th May 2022

Strike action by members of UNITE Union is continuing to have a considerable impact on Council services. The strike action commenced on Monday, 25 April 2022 and is continuing until 23.59 hours on 08th May 2022. 

Derry City and Strabane District Council fully respects the right of staff to take industrial action. As a result of the strike action Council is experiencing considerable disruption to a number of services such as refuse collection, street cleansing, recycling centres and a number of other services. The level of impact is variable across all services and is subject to change as the week progresses. 

Please note details as follows for today Wednesday 4th May 2022.

Refuse collections across the Council area are severely impacted. All routine bin collection services are not operating. It is therefore advised that members of the public DO NOT put their bins out for collection during this period.


The majority of our recycling centres are CLOSED

  • Pennyburn Recycling Centre
  • Glendermott Road Recycling Centre
  • Strahans Road Recycling Centre
  • Eglinton Recycling Centre
  • Claudy Recycling Centre
  • Park Recycling Centre
  • Strathfoyle Recycling Centre
  • Donemana Recycling Centre
  • Plumbridge Recycling Centre
  • Newtownstewart Recycling Centre
  • Spamont and Castlederg temporary facility  

Council’s free bulky waste service is currently not available. The public are asked to note that bookings for this service and general waste query calls are also impacted. 

The waste enforcement team are operating as normal to respond to fly-tipping. 

Street Cleansing services are severely impacted however, there are skeleton services operating in the Derry city centre, Strabane and Castlederg town centres as well as in a number of rural town and village communities where possible. 

Grounds maintenance services are severely impacted and no grass cutting and maintenance work is being carried out within the cemeteries, parks and open spaces during the strike action period. 

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