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Trash collection changes for some

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Waste Management consolidates routes

Residents in the Spokane County and Spokane Valley areas served by Waste Management will see different trash pickup days beginning Monday. More than 44,000 customers will be affected by the change.

The changes are being made to consolidate routes and make them more efficient, according to a Waste Management press release. Changes should also make things easier for drivers during winter weather.

Residents should expect to get a letter and a phone call from Waste Management before the new schedule takes effect. Reminder stickers will also be placed on garbage containers.

The new schedule may create a situation where some residents have to wait more than seven days for a trash pickup. According to Waste Management the company will collect a double load at no extra cost on the first day of the new collection schedule.

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