Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.


You may be entitled to disability benefits which you can use to pay for the support you need.

These benefits include:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Attendance Allowance

If you're already in receipt of one of these benefits this will be taken into account when undertaking your financial assessment.

If you're not in receipt of one of these benefits but think you may be eligible, you can apply directly on the Government website www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/disability or you can have your benefits checked by the Citizens Advice Bureau by calling 020 7247 1050 or emailing towerhamlets@eastendcab.org.uk .

Find out more about benefits