Uncollected garbage piles up during two-day strike

Residents in several San Mateo County communities are experiencing delays in trash collection service this week due to a two-day strike by
garbage workers that continued today.

The 48-hour work stoppage by 13 workers at the Ox Mountain Landfill was prompted by stalled contract negotiations between Allied Waste
Industries and the union that represents the workers, Teamsters Local 350.

Allied Waste spokeswoman Peg Mulloy said Wednesday that the company was notified of the planned stoppage by the union, but was caught off guard when about 250 trash collectors and truck drivers based at a San Carlos garbage facility stopped work in solidarity with their 13 colleagues.

The strike was expected to delay trash and recyclables collection in San Carlos, Hillsborough, Redwood City, Belmont and unincorporated areas of the county.

Commercial customers within the impacted territory, including hospitals, will continue to get their trash collected, Mulloy said, but
residential customers will experience delays.

Those residents who normally have trash and recyclables collected on Wednesday should have it picked up on Friday, Mulloy said.

Those who get Thursday collection should get service on Saturday, and those with Friday collection should get service on Sunday.

Anyone with questions regarding the modified schedule should call Allied Waste Industries at (650) 592-2411.

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