Missed Wednesday pickups during Waste Management strike? Put everything out tomorrow

August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | In Utilities, Waste Management strike, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

Waste Management hinted at this yesterday, and now we have official word: Wednesday customers, many of whom have missed TWO pickups because of the now-settled strike, can expect catch-up pickups TOMORROW (Saturday). Here’s the announcement from Seattle Public Utilities:

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.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTC3pGBjs4 – I think this is a good soundtrack for the day….

    Comment by ryanl — 1:21 pm August 3, 2012 #

  2. Well our condo got the recycling picked up, still waiting on garbage.

    Comment by Bill at Duwamish Head — 3:18 pm August 3, 2012 #

  3. Day 16 since a pick-up, I need a gas mask.

    Comment by Here — 3:44 pm August 3, 2012 #

  4. I got the automated call saying to put out all cans for a Saturday pickup. So glad they are getting to us folks that missed two Wednesday collections already! Delridge is smelling a little more ripe than usual!

    Comment by Aaron — 5:45 pm August 3, 2012 #

  5. What about Tuesday people? R we screwed?

    Comment by 4 — 6:11 pm August 3, 2012 #

  6. They actually missed me Monday prior to the strike but I didn’t call since can wasn’t quite full. Sure wish I would have called since I’ve got quite the overflow now! Will have to try to time setting extra trash out Monday so crows don’t get into plastic bags and spread the wealth around the whole neighborhood!

    Comment by pam — 9:15 pm August 3, 2012 #

  7. if the union does not want to work, we can find someone who will. What is the unemployment rate?

    Comment by Rusty Olson — 10:29 pm August 3, 2012 #

  8. Thank you WSB for this news. I hadn’t heard about this and would have pulled everything back off the curb in the morning to wait until next Wednesday.

    Comment by m — 11:36 pm August 3, 2012 #

  9. They’re out there right now! Hope people put there stuff out…………started hearing them at 6:30am!

    Comment by bsmomma — 6:58 am August 4, 2012 #

  10. Not sure how anyone has more than 8 days worth of garbage, since that’s how long the strike lasted, but ok…

    They just picked up our two missed days! Yay! Thank you teamsters!!

    Comment by jedifarfy — 8:18 am August 4, 2012 #

  11. What if we can’t make it to the dump, can we put extra bags out for pick up this week without charge?

    Comment by Maria — 12:27 pm August 4, 2012 #

  12. We are Monday people:

    Garbage and Food Waste picked up – the garbage truck actually just arrived (7PM!).

    I don’t know what to expect in terms of recycling – WSB do you know what will happen w/ recycling missed last Monday?


    Comment by Lisa — 7:05 pm August 6, 2012 #

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