trash Section

‘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]

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]

Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’

Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’

The numbers are finally in for the 2014 Burien Clean Sweep – over 200 volunteers arrived at Fire Station No.2 to help keep Burien clean the morning of April 29, and collected a total of 5.34 tons of... [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]

TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up

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... [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]

Resident Wants City To Control Panhandlers, Trash On Off-Ramps

Resident Wants City To Control Panhandlers, Trash On Off-Ramps

by Jack Mayne Trash on Southwest 128th Street ramps to and from the 509 and the questionable panhandler types who leave it has caused nearby resident Mark Zink to get out his broom and rake, but now he... [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]

UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE 4/1/10: Our news partners at The Seattle Times update us that a 1am agreement Thursday morning has averted a garbage strike, at least for now. Here’s what The Times said: Jackie Lang, the... [Read more]

Hey Burien, Bring Your Toxins To The Wastemobile Sept. 11-13th

Hey Burien, Bring Your Toxins To The Wastemobile Sept. 11-13th

King County’s free Household Hazardous Wastemobile is coming to the Burien Fred Meyer on the weekend of Sept. 11-13th, from 10am to 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fred Meyer is located at 14300... [Read more]

Major Recycling Event Is This Saturday, May 16th

Major Recycling Event Is This Saturday, May 16th

The Normandy Park and Burien Spring Recycling Event and Rain Barrel Sale is scheduled for this Saturday, May 16th from 9am – 3pm at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, which is located at 19010 First Avenue South.

At this event you can safely dispose of numerous unwanted materials, some for free, others for a small fee.

Here are the details:

Monday Is Garbage/Recycling Day; Latest Burien Update

Monday Is Garbage/Recycling Day; Latest Burien Update

Monday (Dec. 29th) will be the first garbage and recycling pickup day for a lot of Burien residents in two weeks, so get your containers out there, and remember – triple volume accepted! Here’s... [Read more]

UPDATE: Saturday’s Burien Garbage/Recycling Information

UPDATE: Saturday’s Burien Garbage/Recycling Information

There will be NO garbage/recycling collection in Burien Saturday or Sunday (12/27-28), with up to triple amounts of stuff accepted during the next pickup. Here’s the latest update from Waste Management... [Read more]

Got Garbage? Here’s The Latest Waste Management Updates

Got Garbage? Here’s The Latest Waste Management Updates

Garbage/Recycling provider Waste Management says that there will be NO pickups Friday, Dec. 26th in the Burien area, although they will allow “up to triple volume accepted next regular collection... [Read more]

Latest Updates On Burien-Area Garbage/Recycling Pickup

Latest Updates On Burien-Area Garbage/Recycling Pickup

Just got some info from Jenn Ramirez-Robson of the City of Burien, who forwards us this update from Waste Management on Burien-area garbage and recycling pickup (missed again today but scheduled for another... [Read more]

Volunteer Cleanup Crew Makes Major Haul From Fox Creek

Volunteer Cleanup Crew Makes Major Haul From Fox Creek

Volunteers show off some of their haul from beneath the Sylvester Bridge in Normandy Park. From left to right: Clarke Brant (Normandy Park Councilmember), Colin Nardine, Dennis Clark, Andy Batcho, Jim... [Read more]

Got Waste? Wastemobile Coming To Burien Oct. 10-12

Got Waste? Wastemobile Coming To Burien Oct. 10-12

Got waste? Then get your environmentally-aware self (along with your waste) on down to the King County Wastemobile, which will be parked at the Criminal Justice Training Center Oct. 10-12. The Wastemobile... [Read more]