Newcastle waste collection to be affected by Teamsters Local 117 strike

July 25, 2012

NEW— 2:10 p.m. July 25, 2012

Newcastle residents should continue to place their garbage and recycling materials at the curb according to their regular Waste Management collection schedule, despite a workers strike by the Teamsters Local 117 union announced July 25.

If materials are not collected by the end of the regular collection day, residents are asked to bring them back inside and and Waste Management will collect a double load on the next collection day. Newcastle residents can check the Waste Management website for daily collection information at

Waste Management provides the city of Newcastle with curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard/food waste for residents and local businesses. The Teamsters Local 117 represents about 16,500 workers at more than 200 employers throughout the Puget Sound.

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City looks to fill two Planning Commission vacancies

July 25, 2012

 NEW — 9:55 a.m. July 25, 2012

The city of Newcastle is accepting applications for two positions on the Planning Commission due to two commissioners’ upcoming expiration of term.

Planning Commission volunteers help shape the future of Newcastle by making recommendations to the City Council on items like the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations.

Interested Newcastle residents should submit an application, letter of interest and resume by 5 p.m. Aug. 10.

Applications are available on the city’s website at

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