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As snow piles up, garbage could, too

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Feb. 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
February 24, 2011 12:21 pm


Slippery residential streets and other roads could prevent garbage trucks from getting to their pickups in some areas today, Pierce County officials say.

Here’s a copy of the county;s news release on the subject:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 24, 2011

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collections impacted by weather and road conditions

The solid waste collection companies serving unincorporated Pierce County and cities and towns other than Tacoma and Ruston report that weather and road conditions may impact normal operations on Thursday, Feb. 24.

They include:

American Disposal
DM Disposal
Murrey’s Disposal
Lakewood Refuse
LeMay Enterprises
Pierce County Refuse

The hauling companies are operating today and will collect garbage, recycling, and yard waste where local street conditions allow for safe operations. by the end of the day, take them back to your house

For no additional charge, the company will accept twice your normal amount of garbage, recycling, or yard waste at the next regularly scheduled pick-up day. If this requires you to use a container other than the ones normally used, please make sure you label the containers.

University Place Refuse and Westside Disposal

The hauling companies are operating today and will collect garbage, recycling, and yard waste where local street conditions allow for safe operations. If your containers were not serviced by the end of the day, please leave them at the curb. The companies will service them as soon as it is safe to do so.

For More Information

American Disposal, DM Disposal, and Murrey’s Disposal: 888-806-7048,
www.murreysdisposal.com

Lakewood Refuse, LeMay Enterprises, and Pierce County Refuse: 253-537-8687

Tacoma or Ruston customers

If you receive solid waste services from the city of Tacoma or town of Ruston, please contact your service provider for more information:

Tacoma: 253-591-5543

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