Seattle to Allow Free Dumping During WM Strike

SEATTLE (AP) — With garbage piling up as a Teamsters truck drivers’ strike against Waste Management enters its second week, Seattle will allow residents limited free dumping at transfer stations.

The solid waste director for Seattle Public Utilities, Timothy Croll, told KOMO Radio Tuesday that people with proof of a city address can bring up to six bags of garbage or yard waste at a time to transfer stations, starting Wednesday.

Waste Management says it’s bringing in more drivers in the next day or two to replace striking union drivers who have disrupted garbage, yard waste and recycle pickups for more than 200,000 customers in the Seattle-Everett area.

The union for striking recycle and yard waste trucks extended picketing Tuesday to a Waste Management facility in Burlington.

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