News Release : Teamster strike


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No garbage collection for some customers today as a result of strike

No garbage or yard waste pickup today in parts of northwest and south Seattle

 SEATTLE — Following a strike by Teamsters Local 174 garbage and yard waste drivers, some Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers will not have their garbage and yard waste collected today in northwest and south Seattle. Those customers whose collections are missed today are asked to put all of their garbage and yard waste out next week on their regular collection day.

 The City’s recycling services are covered by a different contract, and should not be affected by the strike. All customers are asked to keep their recycling out.

 Approximately 18,000 residential customers could be affected by the strike action today in the following approximate areas:

 — N. 105th St to N. 85th St, W. of SR-99

—    Delridge Way SW to Beacon Ave. S, from S. Royal Brougham to SW Roxbury St.

View a detailed map of the affected area.

 Members of Teamsters Local 174 went on strike after contract negotiations with Waste Management reached an impasse.

 Waste Management’s collection contract with Seattle covers only about half of the city’s solid waste customers, in portions of northwest and south Seattle. Drivers in other areas of Seattle are covered by separate labor agreements and are not part of the current negotiations. Customers in those areas should continue to put all of their garbage and yardwaste out on their regular collection day.

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