Waste Management strike affecting 100-plus Edmonds homes, businesses

A strike by Waste Management recycle and yard waste drivers is affecting about 110 Edmonds homes in the Lake Ballinger area along with a couple of multi-family projects and two businesses in the same area, City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams said. “Those customers are out of service for yard waste, recyclables and solid waste since the garbage truck drivers at WM are honoring the picket lines,” Williams said via email Thursday.

Edmonds’ two other waste collection services — Allied Waste and Sound Disposal — are operating normally, Williams said. “Sound Disposal should be a very low risk for any impacts but Allied workers could potentially decide to honor picket lines and if that were to happen Edmonds would be very noticeably affected,” he added. Approximately 75 percent of Edmonds residents are served by Allied Waste.

“We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates,” Williams said.

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