Renton's Waste Management customers to get $10 credit because of strike

Customers of Waste Management in Renton will receive a $10 credit on their bills for when garbage and recyclables weren't collected during an employee strike last summer.

A settlement totaling $237,000 was reached by the City of Renton and Waste Management and approved by the City Council on Jan. 14.

Garbage and recyclables weren't collected July 25-Aug. 1.

Residential and commercial-cart customers will see the $10 credit on their January statement, which should arrive in mailboxes in early February.

Commercial customers using containers one yard and above will receive a $50 credit. This credit will be applied to active solid-waste accounts impacted by the strike.

Customers in the Renton Allied Waste service area were unaffected by the Waste Management strike.

“This service credit we negotiated with Waste Management is intended to compensate our customers who had their garbage or recyclables go uncollected during the strike in July 2012,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law. “We had a contract with Waste Management and the extended strike forced us to seek compensation when they didn’t fulfill their obligations with us during the strike. We are pleased to have settled this matter with Waste Management, and look forward to continued uninterrupted solid-waste services in Renton.”

In addition to curbside collection, the City of Renton also offers customers these other recycling programs to help reduce waste, including:


• Spring Recycle Event, May 11, and Fall Recycle Event, Sept. 7, Renton Technical College. Both events offer recycling of materials not collected at the curbside, such as appliances, scrap metal, bulky yard waste, Styrofoam, and more.

• Reuse It! Renton Stop & Swap, June 1, 2013. Renton Memorial Stadium. Stop & Swap is designed to divert quality goods from the waste stream and make them available to neighbors and non-profits who can use them.

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