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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Waste Management collecting for Seattle Wednesday customers tomorrow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/3/2012  2:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
SPU Customer Service  (206) 684-3000


Waste Management collecting for Seattle Wednesday customers tomorrow
If your collection is missed, please report it

SEATTLE — Waste Management garbage, recycling and food/yard waste drivers are working to catch up in Seattle today after Thursday’s settlement of the week-long Teamsters Union strike.

Wednesday customers who were missed for collection this week should put their carts out until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 4 to allow time for collection. Customers will not be charged extra for any additional items placed at the curb.

If your collection is missed, please report it.

Instructions for other customers, includes the following:

Friday Customers:

  • All carts should be collected today. If not, Leave carts out until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday Customers:

  • Most recycling pickup was missed yesterday, August 2. Put out all recyclables next Thursday, August 9.

Customers who have been affected by the strike may drop off up to 6 bags of either garbage or yard waste in any combination at either of Seattle’s transfer stations for free, through this weekend. Yard waste should not be in plastic bags. Recycling drop off is always free.

Hours have been extended through Friday at the South Transfer Station: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SPU will provide updates as needed. Customers with solid waste service issues or concerns may call the Call Center at (206) 684-3000.

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In addition to providing a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area,  SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the City's infrastructure and protect, conserve and enhance the region's environmental resources.

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