Solid Waste & Recycling

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Local 174 represents Solid Waste and Recycling workers at:

Allied/Republic Services, Cedar Grove Composting, Emerald Sanitary Services, Recology/Cleanscapes/Streetscapes/Recycle Center, RENU (Northstar, CG, LP, DBA), Waste Management Eastmont, Waste Management Recycle NW, Waste Management Marysville, Waste Management-South Sound, Waste Management Woodinville, Waste Management Mechanics Marysville & North Sound, Waste Management North Sound, Waste Management RST/Tri Star, Waste Management Seattle.
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Division:
    The IBT Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division currently represents more than 32,000 members.

    Here at Local 174, we represent more than 860 men and women who work in collecting, sorting, and disposing of both household and industrial waste. These individuals perform a difficult, dirty, and dangerous job that is absolutely critical to the functioning of our society.

    IBT Division Director: Ron Herrera

  • Business Agents:

    Ken Marshall
    Vice President
    Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1350
    Recology/Cleanscapes, Recology/Streetscapes, Republic Services, Waste Management

    Abe TaylorAbe Taylor
    Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1325
    Cedar Grove Composting, Emerald Sanitary Services

    Mike Walker
    Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1318
    Recology/Recycle Center, RENU Recycling Services

  • Useful Links:

    Grievance form link

    **Please note that Grievances MUST be submitted in person or by fax. They will not be accepted via email.**


Solid Waste and Recycling Teamsters in the News:

Teamster Contract Changing Lives at the Recology/CleanScapes MRF

January 13, 2017

Our organizing campaign at the Recology/CleanScapes Multi-Resource Facility (MRF) didn’t just start small – it started tiny. When the facility in Seattle first opened, the company employed nothing but temps. Workers came and went at random, and convincing any of them to join our Union bordered on the impossible. That is, until we caught a lucky break one day in June of 2015.

Privatization Can Have ‘Trashy’ Consequences for the Public

October 4, 2016

A new study into the effects of diesel emissions emitted by garbage trucks in North Brooklyn and the South Bronx may have a lot of New Yorkers crying foul, and not just because of the smell.

The study, commissioned by Transform Don’t Trash NYC (of which Teamsters Joint Council 16 sits on the steering committee) found that because of the routing of private waste companies, toxic diesel emissions in the two (predominantly lower-income) neighborhoods studied were five to seven times higher than the city average, putting the residents of these communities at higher risk for respiratory ailments. The study also found that the drivers of these trucks are also at a greater risk for health issues resulting from prolonged exposure to diesel fumes.


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