STRIKE! Waste Management Notifies Kirkland that Garbage Strike in Effect Today

Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) has notified the City of Kirkland that the Teamsters’ Local 174, whose membership includes garbage truck drivers for WMI and Allied Waste Services, initiated a strike today.  The length of the strike is unknown at this time.  The City contracts with WMI for residential, multi-family and commercial garbage, recycling and organics collection services.  City solid waste customers are encouraged to stay informed on the progress of the strike by visiting WMI website at  Questions or concerns should be directed to WMI at (800) 592-9995 or

For information about the City’s contract with WMI, contact John MacGillivray, Solid Waste Coordinator, Kirkland Public Works at 425-587-3804.