“The waste collection service in the capital will be affected on the night of the 18th to the 19th and during the day on Tuesday”, reads a statement from the municipality.

According to the municipality, “the disturbances” will happen because of the prior strike called by SITE/CRSA – Union of Workers in the Transforming Industries, Energy and Environmental Activities of the Center South and Autonomous Regions.

The strike is scheduled for Tuesday from 00:00, covering Valorsul workers, responsible for the collection of rubbish produced in Lisbon.

"The Municipality's Urban Hygiene Services will make every effort to minimise the possible consequences of the indicated situation as well as, after the period in question, proceed with the rapid normalisation of the rubbish removal system", the statement added.