If you live in Belmont you must have heard, if you haven't smelled it yet, that the garbage strike has left San Carlos and Belmontâ€™s waste removal program canned for the time being. Apparently the garbage workers decided to strike when contract negotiation broke down with Allied Waste–while itâ€™s actually the truck drivers who joined their co-worked in a showing of solidarity that stalled the pick-ups.
The only thing worse than the stench of garbage sitting on the curb for days is the foul way it was handled by the Allied Waste management.
Wednesday night at 11:05 we received two phone calls, courtesy of Allied Waste, telling us our garbage would be picked up on Friday. Couldnâ€™t they have waited until morning? Pick-up would be for two more days. Another wasted opportunity to demonstrate customer service.
So if youâ€™ve got the blues thinking your neighborhood is going downhill with trash littering the street take heart, Allied promises to dump their current strategy and resume pick-ups soon.