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Residents raise stink over trash pickup


Last updated 1/24/2022 at 10:19am

Dennis Caldirola

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

Services are back to normal now, but lingering snowy streets combined with out-of-state forces raised 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 last week. Caldirola lives on 80th Avenue West and called 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 spilled out of containers in Caldirola's neighbor...

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