(Substitute-driven WM truck photographed outside Delridge restaurant Saturday morning)
An update on the Waste Management walkout, just in from the company:
Teamsters Local 117 recycle and yard waste drivers remain on strike. Teamsters 174 garbage drivers continue to honor the picket lines.
Over the weekend, experienced WM substitute drivers made solid progress on critical stops in cities across the Puget Sound. Per our contingency plan, our second wave of experienced WM substitute drivers arrived on Saturday and Sunday. They will be deployed on Monday, July 30. Additional substitute drivers are on the way and we are beginning to hire replacement drivers identified during our job fair last month.
MONDAY COLLECTION SERVICE
Monday collection service will focus on commercial collection routes, including restaurants.
Renton will receive residential garbage collection service due to their unique every other week (EOW) collection frequency.
Please continue to check our WM website for daily collection information at www.wmnorthwest.com.
The city’s most recent update, from Friday, suggests Monday pickup customers put out their cans as usual.
The strike began at midday Wednesday; drivers had been working without a contract since late May, and took a strike-authorization vote in early June.