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Recology CleanScapes sets up emergency collection zone at Municipal Parking Lot

Recology CleanScapes sets up emergency collection zone at Municipal Parking Lot

If you’re tired of overflowing garbage/recycling due to the recent weather, Recology CleanScapes announced that it has set up an Emergency Collection Zone at the Municipal Parking lot located at... [Read more]

No Recology CleanScapes pickups today due to road conditions

No Recology CleanScapes pickups today due to road conditions

Recology CleanScapes announced that there will be no collections on Monday, Feb. 11, due to unsafe road conditions. “We will get to all impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible. Thank... [Read more]

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

The Wastemobile, a roving household hazardous waste collection service, continues its 2018 season with a collection event in Burien this coming weekend – Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien and B-Town Blog: I attended... [Read more]

‘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]