Garbage collection service provided by Allied Waste for local residents and businesses that normally have their trash and recycling picked up on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays has been rescheduled this week, thanks to a two-day strike by garbage workers in San Mateo County.
Menlo Park's Deputy City Manager Kent Steffens issued a notice Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 25) that the strike will affect city residents on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's garbage-collection routes.
Collection service for Wednesday customers has been rescheduled for Friday; service for Thursday customers will be provided on Saturday; Friday customers should haul their garbage out to the curb on Sunday, according to Mr. Steffens.
"At this point, we expect service to be restored to its normal schedule beginning Monday, August 30," he wrote in the notice.
The 48-hour strike was called to protest stalled contract negotiations with Allied Waste Industries, a company spokeswoman told Bay City News Service.
Thirteen workers at the Ox Mountain Landfill near Half Moon Bay are on strike over talks that have stalled since their contract expired at the end of last year, according to Allied Waste spokeswoman Peg Mulloy.
An additional 250 workers, mostly truck drivers and garbage collectors based at the company's San Carlos facility, walked off the job in solidarity with their 13 colleagues.
Customers with questions about the rescheduled service can call Allied Waste at 650-592-2411.
==--I Bay City News contributed to this report.==