Strike aftermath: Recycling-catchup pickup for some this Saturday

FIRST REPORT, 3:48 PM: Just announced by Seattle Public Utilities – If the Waste Management strike caused you to miss a recycling pickup on Monday 7/30, Tuesday 7/31, or Thursday 8/2, you will get a catch-up recycling pickup THIS SATURDAY (8/11).

ADDED 5:26 PM: Susan Stoltzfus from SPU answered a couple questions we sent her after they were raised in the comment section, regarding next week’s schedule, plus a question regarding whether the catchup pickups are costing the city extra – and, she adds a reminder:

Regular collections for all customers are expected next week for garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling.

Our contract with Waste Management does not pay for overtime for drivers.

We would also like to remind your readers that the performance fees being assessed will be coming back to customers affected by the strike. We still have to get the total of the fees and finalize an equitable way to distribute back to the customers. Likely they will see a credit on a future utility bill.

8 Replies to "Strike aftermath: Recycling-catchup pickup for some this Saturday"

  • visitor August 9, 2012 (4:21 pm)


  • bsmomma August 9, 2012 (4:25 pm)

    Hmmmm, so does this mean that we can put it all out on Saturday and then more on Monday. To me, and I am cursed with to much sence, wouldn’t it be more cost effective to wait a few more days rather than pay them a whole day of OT??

    • WSB August 9, 2012 (4:26 pm)

      I’ll double-confirm, but that seems to be the case. (I’ll ask about the OT, too.) – TR

  • pam August 9, 2012 (5:05 pm)

    If our street is any indication they would have to run extra trucks on Monday to catch up with what they’ve missed. I will be happy to have them get back on track, wasn’t thrilled when they didn’t include us last weekend when they were doing make up days.

    • WSB August 9, 2012 (5:28 pm)

      SPU has replied – (a) yes, regular EVERYTHING next week, and (b) also on the overtime issue … I will add the exact quote to the story in a minute.

  • N.A. Neighbor August 9, 2012 (8:27 pm)

    Drowning in paper, glass, and a bit of plastic around here – I don’t care whether it’s Saturday or Monday, or both, they just need to get here!!!!

  • Carraig na Splinkeen August 11, 2012 (11:25 am)

    Darn, wish I had seen this earlier so I could have had out first thing this morning…putting out anyway now. Fingers crossed. Thanks WSB don’t know what we’d do without you.

  • Jeremy J August 11, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    No pick up yet in the High Point neighborhood. Crows are gathering.

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