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Garbage strike is over, waste pickup has begun

Waste Management’s union drivers voted this morning to end their strike and begin collecting garbage, yard waste and recycling immediately. Trucks will be out on the roads today, but not all scheduled pickups will be completed.

City of Seattle inspectors will be out today, checking for uncollected waste from yesterday, so the city can fine Waste Management for yesterday’s missed pickups. Any missed pickups today will not result in a fine.

Missed waste collections should be set out on the regular day next week; there will be no charge for extra waste.

Residential customers can still drop off up to six bags of either garbage or yard waste at the North and South Transfer Stations for free. (Recycling is always free to drop off.)

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