Garbage to be picked up Monday

I've never been so excited to have my garbage picked up.   This from the Seattle PI:PC240002

"People who have service Monday through Wednesday should put their garbage out on their normal days next week. However, no garbage will be collected on Thursday, New Year's Day.

Customers will not be charged extra if they set out extra amounts of garbage, the utility said."

From Waste Management's website:

* Weather-Delayed Curbside Collection Standard Procedures:

Twice Regular Amount Accepted Next Regular Collection Day For Each Container
in Most WM Service Areas **

If weather conditions prevent collection of curbside garbage or recycling, please remove the containers from the street.

  • Up to twice the regular amount of garbage and/or yard waste will be accepted at no additional charge on the next regularly scheduled collection day for each container ** unless otherwise specified at or by special notification.
  • There is no limit on the amount of clean recyclables accepted for collection.

    **Every Other Week Recycling & Yard Waste Collected Two (2) weeks after Missed Collection:

    If recycling or yard waste is regularly collected every other week, the missed material will be collected on the next scheduled day for that container (two weeks from the missed collection), unless residents are otherwise notified by telephone or on this site.

Link to Seattle Public Utilities to determine which is due this Monday: recycling or yard waste (I've lost track and may just bring everything out to the curb).


  1. We have reported on this frequently and intensively over the past week-plus. The specifics from Seattle Public Utilities include: If you missed TWO Monday pickups, you are entitled to at least three weeks worth of trash next Monday – and when we interviewed Brett Stav and Andy Ryan of Seattle Public Utilities last week and asked them specifically “will this be gauged liberally or conservatively” – the answer was, liberally. They also have explained that the focus will be on picking up trash and recycling. So if you put out yard waste too, no guarantee that’s going to get picked up, although if we ourselves had any yard waste to put out, we would, just to be on the safe side, since things are so far off-schedule.

  2. TR @ WSB, thanks for the update and your extensive coverage. I just posted a quick note about your most recent update on our trashy situation…let’s hope it’s over with tomorrow.

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