Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday
Waste Management announced Thursday (Aug. 2) that it will be picking up Burien Wednesday customers’ garbage and yard waste on Friday this week.
(yes, we know that sentence doesn’t really make sense unless you know what’s been going on…)
As we’ve been following closely, Teamsters Local 117 went on strike against WM last Wednesday (July 25). Since then, garbage, recycling and yard waste has mostly been left sitting out and piling up, untouched, at least by WM workers (we can’t account for any vermin).
The good news of course is that union workers ratified a new 6-year contract Thursday morning, and garbage drivers returned to work this morning.
However, there’s still a lot of catch-up to do, and the collection of recycling and yard waste will be limited.
“If you are a Burien Wednesday residential customer, WM will collect garbage and yard waste on Friday as part of our recovery services (only garbage and yard waste collection),” reads an announcement sent out Thursday afternoon.
WM also said they are expanding their service recovery efforts to include regular Friday routes and additional recovery in certain residential areas, including Burien.
“Customers may double load at no extra charge and please keep your carts out until 6:00 p.m.,” they added.
Here’s some more info:
- If you are a Renton Wednesday residential customer, WM will be collecting recycling and yard waste on Friday as part of our recovery services (only recycling and yard waste collection).
- If you are a Fairwood (UTC) Wednesday Residential customer, WM will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on Friday as part of our recovery services(all three services)