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February 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Murray shelves every-other-week garbage collection

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today said he wouldn’t go forward with plans to reduce garbage pickup to every other week. Murray said the the program would create a hardship for some families and that the potential rate savings to customers of just 8 percent wasn’t enough to offset the 50 percent cut in collection. The city’s recent…


Comments | Topics: garbage service, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Public Utilities

February 2, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Woman critically injured after collision with two garbage trucks.

A woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after her car collided with two garbage trucks on the Fourth Avenue bridge in Seattle this morning. The woman, in her 40s, appears to have crossed the center line and collided head-on with the truck, witnesses told fire crews. The woman “clipped” one garbage truck with her Mazda Protege, she…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: garbage service, head-on crash, Sodo

January 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: slick roads; bus schedules; altered garbage pickups

Weather: Though not much snow fell on the Seattle area overnight, that’s expected to change — and soon. Meteorologists are predicting snow on and off throughout the day and night, with up to a couple new inches possible, depending on the specific location. The forecast calls for a daytime high of 36, with some morning fog and light wind…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: apartment fire, garbage service, Metro buses