TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up
Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117, Waste Management will NOT be picking up garbage, recycling or yard waste for Burien residential customers on Tuesday, July 31.
There was no local residential service on Monday, July 30, and none since the strike started last Wednesday, July 25.
“We are working diligently to provide service to our communities,” reads a note on WM’s website. “Monday, we made headway servicing commercial routes. Additional experienced WM substitute drivers continue to arrive. Our focus is to service our communities.”
This is despite an attempt on Friday to return to the negotiating table by the union, as well as threats of possible $1.25 million fines (per day) from the City of Seattle.
It is unknown when negotiations or regular service will resume.
Here’s more from WM:
On Monday, experienced WM substitute drivers made significant progress servicing commercial customers across Puget Sound. On Tuesday, we will deploy even more commercial routes. If you are a Tuesday customer, please set out and/or unlock your containers as you normally would on a service day.
If Tuesday is your collection day, and your city is listed below, your regularly scheduled service will not be provided today. We will collect up to twice your regular amount of missed services on your next regular service day at no additional charge.
Please continue to check for updates.