Limited garbage pickup could return for Issaquah residents Wednesday

November 24, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8:10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2010

Garbage could be picked up for some Issaquah residents Wednesday, as hauler Waste Management returns to service.

But the company said pickup could be limited due to hazardous road conditions.

The other hauler serving Issaquah residents, Allied Waste, suspended residential operations Wednesday.

The company plans to continue commercial and roll-off operations as conditions allow.

The bitter cold has caused drivers to find containers frozen to the ground and waste frozen inside the containers. Allied Waste said haulers intend to empty the containers as best as they can.

When weather conditions prevent safe collection, haulers collect a double load on your next regular collection day — at no extra cost. The city has asked residents to remove garbage containers from the curb until your next scheduled service day.

Allied Waste offered tips to customers:

  • Up to twice the regular amount of garbage, and food and yard waste, will be accepted at no additional charge on the next regularly scheduled collection day for each container,
  • Excess materials due to missed collection can be put in a temporary container — such as a box or paper bag marked “garbage” “recycling” or “yard debris.”  There is no limit on the amount of accepted recyclables for collection.
  • No credit is given for delayed residential collection due to weather conditions, but up to twice the regular amount is accepted at no charge to compensate for the missed collection.

Waste Management offers tips to customers here.

Allied Waste provides trash service in the South Cove and Greenwood Point neighborhoods; Waste Management handles garbage pick-up in the rest of the city.

Allied Waste also serves Klahanie and Mirrormont outside of Issaquah city limits in unincorporated King County.

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