Waste overflows from bins on a street during a strike by waste services workers in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Reuters
Waste overflows from bins on a street during a strike by waste services workers in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Reuters

Garbage piles on Scotland’s streets raise health concerns as trash collectors strike

  • Garbage collectors are on strike from August 18-30 over a pay dispute, and could extend strike if issue is unresolved by then
  • Scottish health authorities have issued health warnings as soaring food and energy costs result in scenes of chaos across the UK

Waste overflows from bins on a street during a strike by waste services workers in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Reuters
Waste overflows from bins on a street during a strike by waste services workers in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Reuters
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