Trash Piles Not as Large as Earlier in the Week Following Garbage Collectors Strike

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UNION CITY (KRON) — The effects of last week’s garbage collector’s strike in many Bay Area communities are starting to disappear but for homeowners who usually get their trash picked up on Thursdays and Fridays the bins remain full of stinky refuse.

KRON 4’s Charles Clifford says there are fewer piles of garbage stacked up now that earlier in the week. Last Thursday and Friday Allied Waste workers in the Bay Area went on strike in sympathy with fellow union members in Ohio. That means for people in Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Union City, Fremont, and other areas covered by Allied that the garbage is still piling up.

Allied says it has run extra crews and removed garbage from apartment complex dumpsters by the end of the day Tuesday. For single-family residents the wait could last until the end of this week. Allied does say it won’t charge extra for overages for this week only.

For people who just can’t wait, Allied is also opening up the garbage dumps for self-service use. You just need proof that you live in the service area.

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