'Garbage-gate': Residents frustrated by no trash pickup


Last updated 1/20/2022 at 10:35am

Dennis Caldirola

Garbage and recyclables pile up on 80th Avenue West in Edmonds.

The combination of lingering snowy streets and a strike in California is raising a stink among some Edmonds residents who pay Republic Services for garbage pickup.

"Republic Services completely abandoned their duties following a minor two-day snowfall," said Dennis Caldirola, who lives on 80th Avenue West and calls the situation "garbage-gate."

"Here in the Maplewood neighborhood, there has not been a recycling pickup since Dec. 15, and this is over the holidays in the middle of a pandemic."

Amazon boxes spill out of containers everywhere you look in Caldirola's neighborhood.

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