We just got a call from our friend JW who asked an important question: “should we put our garbage cans out tomorrow, what with the strike and all?”
The answer is yes! If your normal garbage day is Thursday!
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, our pickup is handled by Clean Scapes, whose workers are happily working under an existing labor contract and are not on strike.
That’s just one of the many benefits of living in Seattle’s Best Neighborhood ™.
Update: City says to put out your trash even if you live in an affected area (heads up to all our buddies in Mt. Baker)
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is asking its Thursday customers to put out their regularly-scheduled garbage, yard waste and recycling for collection, despite a strike by Teamsters Local 174 garbage and yard waste drivers.
Those customers whose collections were missed today – Wednesday – are asked to put all of their garbage, yard waste and recycling out on their next regular collection day.
Waste Management services approximately 18,000 residential customers on Thursdays in the following approximate areas:
— W. of I-5 to the Sound, between N. 145th St. and N. 105th St.
— Between I-5 and SR99 from N. 85th St to Northgate Way
— S. of I-90 to S. Orcas St; from Beacon Ave. S. to Lake Washington.