End of Drivers' Strike Means Regular Waste Pickup Friday

Residents missed on Wednesday will get full garbage, yard waste and recycle service on Saturday.


Editor's Note: The following is a press relesse from the City of Kirkland.


KIRKLAND, Wash. – The restoration of residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste services in Kirkland affected by the Teamsters’ Local 117 and 174 strike, , is underway.

  • Customers with regular Friday pickup will receive full garbage, recycling, and yard waste service today.  A double load will be collected at no additional cost.
  • Customers with regular Wednesday service will receive full garbage, recycling, and yard waste service on Saturday, August 4. A double load will be collected at no additional cost.
  • Customers that received garbage-only service on Thursday will have double loads of the recycling and yard waste picked up along with their garbage on their next regular service day (August 9).
  • The regular weekly collection schedule will resume on Monday.  Double loads from Monday and Tuesday customers will be collected on their respective regular collection days. 

 City solid waste customers are encouraged to stay informed on the progress of the strike recovery by visiting the WMI website at www.wmnorthwest.com/servicedelays.  Questions or concerns should be directed to WMI at 1-800-592-9995 or pnwrsservices@wm.com.

For information about the City’s contract with WMI, contact John MacGillivray, Solid Waste Programs Lead, Kirkland Public Works at 425-587-3804.

Kathleen Moss August 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I are soooooooo happy right now! WM just came by and did the Dumpster Boogie.....woooooohooooooo! This strike showed me how inconsiderate some neighbors can be...along with a few buckets of stupidity thrown in. Then there's my neighbor Brandon out there 2 times a day picking up after these piggies....I helped pick up as well. Good thing the strike didn't go on longer, as common sense is not in abundance anymore. Just need a nice little summer shower to clear the air now or a 55 gallon drum of Febreeze. P.S. Lookin' forward to Monday when the recycle dude gets here...I might just do a cartwheel! (not)


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