Waste management Section

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]

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]

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]

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]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Waste Management Salutes Our Heroes

Advertiser Waste Management Salutes Our Heroes

One in every 12 Waste Management employees is a veteran, a spouse of a veteran, or a current reservist. On Veterans Day and every day, Waste Management proudly acknowledges America’s Veterans and Americans serving in the military.

Burien Residents Can Recycle Used Cooking Oil This Holiday Season

Burien Residents Can Recycle Used Cooking Oil This Holiday Season

Waste Management will be recycling used cooking oil this holiday season, with the intent on turning it into “clean, green biodiesel.” According to a flier: For residents of Burien, the solution... [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]

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

[DISCLOSURE: Scott Schaefer, the Publisher/Editor of The B-Town Blog, is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, a film/video workers union based in Los Angeles, CA.] On Sunday, April 11th,... [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]