Despite strike, Waste Management says regular service should resume tomorrow

Waste Management has not yet responded to our request for comment about the strike, but a post on its website seems to indicate backup drivers will be working tomorrow:

Collection is not being provided for some King and Snohomish county customers today due to a strike announced at 10:30 this morning by Teamsters Local 174.

If your garbage, yard waste or recycling container was not emptied, please keep the uncollected material until your next regular collection day for each container, when the extra material will be collected at no extra charge.

We regret this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.

We expect to resume regular collection on Thursday morning, April 22. However, please check this website for regular updates as negotiations proceed.

Waste Management has said it will bring in managers or out-of-state drivers in the event of strike. They even placed ads for new drivers a few weeks ago.

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