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August 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Wednesday garbage to be picked up Saturday

Garbage haulers in parts of King and Snohomish County are trying to catch up after an eight-day garbage strike. Waste Management garbage, recycling and food/yard waste haulers will collect on Saturday those customers missed on Wednesday because of the strike. Cans should be left out until 6 p.m. Friday customers should have gotten service. If not, the city…

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August 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Washington state investigating Waste Management garbage strike

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission said Friday it is investigating Waste  Management’s handling of the garbage strike that halted trash collection in the Seattle area for more than a week. In a letter to the company, the commission said Waste Management’s ability to resume trash collection after the company’s garbage and recycle-truck drivers went on strike July 25,…

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August 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Trash collection resumes as Teamsters vote to end strike

Teamsters Local 117 voted this morning to end their week-long strike against Waste Management, restoring recycling and yard-waste collections throughout much of King and Snohomish counties. Some collections are expected today. Fines still will be assessed against the company for missed collections, according to a city of Seattle news release, and Mayor Mike McGinn has said…

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August 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

City asks public to report missed waste pickups, prepares to impose big fines

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is asking residents to report missed trash and recycling pickups using Twitter as the city prepares  to impose big fines on Waste Management for days they do not collect waste during the week old strike by union drivers. Waste Management could be fined up to $1.25 million a day for failing to fulfill their collection contract with the city. “We…

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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…

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July 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Waste Management bosses picking up hospital waste as strike continues

Teamsters Local 117 drivers blocked entrances to the Waste Management facilities yard at 8111 First Ave. S. this morning, but day two of the local garbage strike was relatively quiet. This morning district managers drove the green trucks off the lot to dump garbage left in the trucks Wednesday when drivers walked off the job…

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