Waste Management drivers are trying to catch up after their week-long strike left residential customers’ waste bins overflowing. Wednesday customers will have their garbage, recycling and yard waste collected tomorrow, on Saturday. Customers won’t be charged extra for any additional items placed at the curb.
Here are Seattle Public Utilities’ instructions for other customers:
All carts should be collected today. If not, Leave carts out until 6 p.m. Saturday.
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.