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July 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Seattle residents can dump trash without charge at city transfer stations

In an effort to prevent trash from piling up in Seattle neighborhoods while the Teamsters and Waste Management work out their labor issues, the city will allow residents to dispose of up to six bags per trip of garbage at transfer stations operated by Seattle Public Utilities until the strike ends.

There will be no charge for the disposal, although residents will continue to be billed for trash, even if it’s not collected. The city is working on ways to compensate residents for the missed delivery, said Tim Croll, SPU’s director of solid waste.

Six bags of garbage would normally cost about $30 to dispose of at the transfer stations, Croll said. Residents can begin bringing garbage on Wednesday, and may continue until further notice. To dump garbage and yard clippings without charge at the transfer stations, residents must bring a driver’s license, utility bill or other evidence of a current Seattle address.

The city always accepts unlimited amounts of recyclable materials free of charge.

The stations, located in Wallingford and South Park, and are open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The north station is at 1350 N. 34th St.; the south one is at 8105 Fifth Ave. S. For directions and further information, click here.

Comments | Topics: garbage strike, Teamsters, transfer station


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