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‘Clean Up Burien’ volunteers collect 500-600 pounds of trash Saturday morning

‘Clean Up Burien’ volunteers collect 500-600 pounds of trash Saturday morning

Some 25 (or so) volunteers gathered in the seemingly relentless rain Saturday morning (March 18) as part of a new grassroots effort called ‘Clean Up Burien,’ and collected 500-600 pounds... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

A Recycling Collection Event is set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, located at 109 SW Normandy Road. At this event, residents can dispose of all... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, starting at its new home base – the brand new Burien Fire Station #2, located at 900... [Read more]

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: In the south end of North SeaTac Park, near one of the last bogs around – Tub Lake – are several homeless encampments and a tremendous amount of garbage. When... [Read more]

New contract for CleanScapes approved at Monday night’s council session

New contract for CleanScapes approved at Monday night’s council session

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, lawmakers voted to approve a seven-year contract with CleanScapes, and the new service is slated to begin June 1, 2014. The new contract – championed by... [Read more]

Proposed new solid waste collection service will reduce customer rates

Proposed new solid waste collection service will reduce customer rates

by Ralph Nichols CleanScapes Inc. is one city council vote away from becoming the new collector of garbage, recyclables and compostables for Burien residents and businesses. Both residential and commercial... [Read more]

Record amount of trash picked up at this year’s Clean Sweep event – over 10 tons!

Record amount of trash picked up at this year’s Clean Sweep event – over 10 tons!

A record amount of trash was picked up at this year’s Discover Burien Clean Sweep event (held April 20) – over 10 tons –  according to Event Manager Debra George. “Over 10 tons of trash... [Read more]

City of Burien Accepting Proposals for Solid Waste/Recycling Service

City of Burien Accepting Proposals for Solid Waste/Recycling Service

The City of Burien announced on its website Tuesday (April 2) that it is accepting proposals for collection of residential and commercial garbage, recycling and compostables. The initial contract term... [Read more]

Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday

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... [Read more]

BREAKING: Waste Management and Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

BREAKING: Waste Management and Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Following a confidential meeting between the parties’ lead negotiators, Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 announced late Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1) that they have reached a tentative agreement... [Read more]

Garbage Service (Allegedly) Resumes in Burien Wednesday

Garbage Service (Allegedly) Resumes in Burien Wednesday

Garbage was apparently picked up in Burien Wednesday (Aug. 1) by substitute drivers, and Waste Management says that regular residential service will resume next week. “Waste Management will collect... [Read more]

City of Burien Sends Threatening Letter to Management of Waste Management

City of Burien Sends Threatening Letter to Management of Waste Management

Burien City Manager Mike Martin. The City of Burien sent a threatening letter to the management of Waste Management on Tuesday (July 31), urging them: “…to return to the negotiating table immediately... [Read more]

Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup

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... [Read more]

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

A work stoppage by members of Teamsters Local 117 against Waste Management on Wednesday morning (July 25) may affect garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup in Burien. “Due to a work stoppage this... [Read more]

Expect Delays In Burien Area If You’re A Waste Management Customer

Expect Delays In Burien Area If You’re A Waste Management Customer

Waste Management announced Tuesday (Jan. 17) that they “will be collecting residential, commercial and roll-off on schedule. Due to inclement weather please expect delays in parts of Seattle, Burien... [Read more]

REMINDER: Beautify Burien & Celebrate Art During Clean Sweep Saturday

REMINDER: Beautify Burien & Celebrate Art During Clean Sweep Saturday

REMINDER: Burien’s 13th annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 30th, and new this year will include a Scavenger Hunt for volunteers celebrating... [Read more]

Business Recycling Collection Event Is Thursday, July 29th

Business Recycling Collection Event Is Thursday, July 29th

A Business Recycling Collection Event is planned for Thursday, July 29th from 11am – 4pm at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 First Ave South. The event is sponsored by the cities... [Read more]

“The New Phone Book’s Here!” & I Don’t Want It; Here’s How To Opt Out

“The New Phone Book’s Here!” & I Don’t Want It; Here’s How To Opt Out

by Scott Schaefer This weekend, some rude dude named “DEX” dumped a plastic bag containing two large books I didn’t ask for on my front walkway. That’s right – the new white... [Read more]

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Striking garbage workers decided Thursday to throw out their picket signs (at least for now) and return to their jobs as early as Friday morning, but since Burien’s trash pickup days are Mondays... [Read more]

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Wednesday morning (April 21) at 10:30am, garbage hauling members of Teamsters #174 decided to finally haul out their pickets and strike against Waste Management. The strike affects trash and yard waste... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

On Thursday morning (April 15), the Port of Seattle demonstrated a new environmental program at Sea-Tac Airport – a centralized off-aircraft recycling system they claim will reduce waste sent to... [Read more]

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

We here at The B-Town Blog believe in helping our community, and that’s why we’re encouraging every one of our Readers to take part in this year’s Burien “Clean Sweep,” a... [Read more]