ALAMEDA COUNTY (CBS SF) — A work stoppage has delayed garbage service in Fremont and Union City, officials in those cities said.

Fremont officials said they were notified by Allied Waste this morning that garbage and recycling service has been temporarily delayed due to “an unanticipated work stoppage.”

Officials said that because of the stoppage, Allied Waste, which is a division of Republic Services, one of the nation’s largest solid waste companies, won’t be able to service Fremont accounts Thursday.

Allied Waste, according to Fremont officials, is advising its customers to leave their containers out and available for collection and they will service them as soon as possible, but no later than the next service day.

Union City officials said all single-family residential customers with Thursday and Friday pickups won’t be served and shouldn’t set out their blue trash carts.

They said that next week, Thursday and Friday customers can place extra bags of trash out equivalent to their normal weekly amount of trash with their blue carts and it will be picked up.

However, they said recycling and green waste will be picked up as usual over the next several days, so brown and green carts can be set out.

Union City officials said some commercial customers will be served and they will release a list of such customers as soon as they receive it from Republic and Allied Waste.

They said commercial customers who aren’t on the list won’t receive trash or recycling pickups but will receive green and food waste pickups.

Union City officials said commercial customers with Saturday pickups may also experience service disruptions but they won’t know for sure until early Saturday morning.

Union City officials said the disruption is due to picketing at Republic and Allied Waste facilities in the Bay Area.

Allied Waste officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

In a statement posted on their website, they told customers in Fremont and Union City, “Unfortunately, because of this unanticipated work stoppage we will not be able to service your account as scheduled.”

They also said they apologize for any inconvenience.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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