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Kirkland monitors possible Waste Management recycling strike
The City of Kirkland is closely monitoring the contract negotiations between Teamsters’ Local 117 whose membership includes recycling and yard waste truck drivers and Waste Management, Inc. (WMI).
Local 117 voted on May 12 to authorize a strike if a new contract could not be negotiated. The recycling and yard waste drivers’ collective bargaining agreement with Waste Management expired on May 31.
The city contracts with WMI for residential, multi-family and commercial garbage, recycling and organics collection services. City solid waste customers are encouraged to stay informed of the labor negotiations progress by visiting www.wmnorthwest.com/servicedelays.
It is unclear if a recycling and yard waste service work stoppage will affect garbage service.
In the event of a work stoppage, WMI customers who have questions or concerns should contact WMI at (800) 592-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the city’s contract with WMI, contact John MacGillivray, Solid Waste Programs lead, Kirkland Public Works at 425-587-3804 or email@example.com.