Renton can breath a little easier now that garbage collection will soon re-start.
Today Waste Management (WM) provided a formal contingency plan for the collection of garbage, recycling, and yard waste for Renton residents affected by the recent strike by the Teamsters' Local 117 and Local 174.
WM had guaranteed the following collections in for Renton:
- Missed garbage collections from Wednesday will be picked up on Saturday, July 28.
- Missed garbage collections from Thursday will be picked up on Friday, July 27.
Recycling and Yard Waste:
- Missed collections will be picked up at double the amount at no extra charge on the next regularly scheduled collection day.
Customers may also place their garbage at the curb on their regularly scheduled day and leave it there until it is collected.
As per the city's contract with WMI, performance fees or fines may be applied for any missed collection beginning the week following a strike, and it is the city's intention to track collections and apply the fines should WMI fail to meet their contractual obligation.
This strike will not impact residents served by Allied Waste and it has no affect on the King County Transfer Stations.
The City of Renton's Solid Waste Utility will not be issuing refunds to customers during this initial period, as a collection contingency is in place similar to the city's inclement weather policy. The city will forward all customer calls regarding missed collections to the Waste Management Call Center at
Renton Patch will continue to update this story as more details are made available. For further information, solid waste customers can visit the WM website, or call 1-800-592-9995 with questions or concerns about the WM strike.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by the City of Renton.