Waste Management won't collect Bothell garbage, recycling and yard-waste today
July 30, 2012 · 10:44 AM
Garbage, recycling and yard-waste collection services will not be provided today in Bothell. Teamsters’ Local 117, whose membership includes recycling and yard-waste truck drivers for Waste Management, Inc. (WMI), remain on strike and Teamsters’ Local 174, whose membership includes garbage truck drivers, are continuing to honor the Local 117 picket lines, according to WMI and the city of Bothell.
Bothell customers with Monday collection service are encouraged to remove their garbage, recycling and yard-waste carts from the street. A double load of garbage and recyclables will be collected at no additional cost on the next regularly scheduled service day.
Over the weekend, experienced WMI substitute drivers made significant progress servicing several commercial customer facilities across Puget Sound. Additional WMI substitute drivers have arrived and will focus on commercial collection on Monday. WMI has requested Monday commercial customers set out and/or unlock their containers as they normally would on a service day.
The city of Bothell contracts with WMI for residential, multifamily and commercial garbage, recycling and organics collection services. WMI has begun implementing its strike-contingency plan and come substitute drivers have arrived. Initially, the contingency plan will focus on those accounts critical to public health and the environment (hospitals, nursing homes, day-care centers, etc.).
City solid-waste customers are encouraged to stay informed on the progress of the strike and service interruptions by visiting the WMI Web site at www.wmnorthwest.com/servicedelays.
For information about the city of Bothell's contract with WMI, contact Sabrina Combs, City of Bothell Recycle/Public Projects Administrator, at (425) 486-2768 or Sabrina.email@example.com.