CHANGES are being made to bin collections in the borough amid threats of potential staff strikes.

Waste collection operatives in the GMB union are threatening strike action over pay on Wednesday, August 31.

In response to the potential strike action, Royal Borough Windsor and Maidenhead council has hanged black bin collections.

It said black bin, recycling and food waste collections are intended to be collected from Wednesday to Saturday next week.

However, garden waste will be temporarily suspended.

The statement added: "In the event of strike action, garden waste collections will be extended to cover the time when collections are suspended."

Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Maidenhead, will be closed throughout any strike action, in order for crews to focus on collections.

The council warned residents not to attempt to visit the centre during this time.

It added: "Please put out your black bins, recycling and food waste on your collection day and we will visit as soon as possible.

"Remember, because of the Bank Holiday collections will be a day later than usual and changes to collection days are available here. We’re currently planning to undertake all the usual collections on Tuesday.

"In the event of a strike, some collections might be delayed, potentially to a later day, due to fewer crews available, so please be patient and continue to leave your bins out for collection."

The announced said any whole roads where collections are missed will be published on this webpage each day the strike continues, with details of when collections will happen for those areas.

RBWM said it will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with contractor Serco, which is the employer speaking with the union to seek a resolution.