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Environmental Issues

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. 


There are many ways you can already get involved in environmental response and action in Huntingdonshire. As well as lots of local actions, the council offers:

If you can’t see a friends group local to you contact us

  • Community litter picking - we have an exceptional number of dedicated groups who care for their local environment.

  • Business Environmental Award Scheme - a pilot scheme has been developed supporting businesses to make even better environmental choices and enabling their employee to contribute to the green environment of Huntingdonshire. To express your interest and find out further information on the pledge.

  • Hunts Waste Busters - dedicated community groups helping to maximise good recycling to minimise the contamination within recycling and ensuring as much as possible is recycled.

More opportunities will be looked at following the priorities that emerge from the Climate Conversation.