Waste Management resumes garbage pickups in King County
December 29, 2008 · 12:26 PM
As road conditions in many areas begin to improve, Waste Management is resuming normal collection services for most residential and commercial customers in Western Washington.
Additional staffing and equipment will be deployed to collect accumulated garbage and recyclables.
Waste Management won't collect yard waste in unincorporated King County areas outside the city limits of Burien, Renton and Newcastle, in order to divert resources to garbage and recycling collection as priorities.
Residents can put extra garbage at the curb equivalent to the number of weeks missed due to inclement weather. For example, for customers whose garbage collection was postponed last week, twice the normal amount of garbage will be collected this week on their regularly scheduled collection day. For those who have missed two weeks, Waste Management will collect triple the amount of garbage.
Recycling collection amounts are unlimited. Waste Management will have extra staff on the street to handle the large volumes of recyclables anticipated due to the weather postponements and holidays. Recyclables will be collected according to regular scheduling.
The company is reminding customers to remove snow from on top of and around containers. Customers located on streets that are still snowy, should move their containers to a more accessible location for service.
For more information and collection updates, go to www.wmnorthwest.com/weatherboard.html