Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup
Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117 that began last Wednesday (July 25), Waste Management has been unable to provide regularly scheduled garbage/recycling/yard waste service – so please note that there will be NO residential pickup Monday (July 30).
“Waste Management does not know how long the work stoppage will be,” reads a note on their website.
NO RESIDENTIAL SERVICE MONDAY
Residential customers will NOT receive regular service this week, but WM says it “will collect up to twice your regular amount of missed services on your next regular service day at no additional charge.”
COMMERCIAL SERVICE MONDAY
Substitute drivers will be deployed Monday, and WM is asking customers with commercial Monday pickup to place their containers out as they normally would.
Here’s what the Teamsters Local 117 announced:
On Friday, recycle drivers reached out to Waste Management and made a good-faith offer to take down picket lines and give the bargaining process a chance for success.
Waste Management refused that offer.
Instead, Waste Management is moving forward with a plan to put hundreds of out-of-town strikebreakers on the roads in your neighborhood.
Strikebreakers may be inexperienced, and they will be navigating hilly, narrow streets in dangerous trucks where you and your family live. Accidents may occur, pickups will be missed, and garbage will start to pile up.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Report all Accidents: Call the police and your local politicians to report accidents caused by strikebreakers in your neighborhood. Send us a photo of the accident and we will post it at www.seattletrashwatch.org.
- Report Missed Pickups: If you live in a Waste Management service area, and your garbage, yard waste or recycle isn’t picked up, call 1-800-230-7418. Send us a photo of garbage piling up, and we will post it on the Trash Watch website.
- Strike Line Support: Recycle drivers need your support on the strike line! Visit them in Seattle (8111 1st Ave. S.), Woodinville (6211 234th St. SE), Marysville (13019 41st Ave. NE), or Auburn (702 2nd St. NW). Critical times are between 5am – 8am and 3pm – 6pm.
Thank you for your support!
Seattle Trash Watch