Trash Crews Return to Work After Strike

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Trash pick-up will be back to normal for customers affected by a Republic Services strike.

Hundreds of Northeast Ohio workers took part in a sympathy strike last week to support their peers in Youngstown. The Youngstown workers have been on strike for three weeks.

Kelly Hancock, Republic Waste Services spokesperson, said employees from the company’s Elyria office returned to work Saturday. That office is responsible for much of the area’s trash collection.

According to the General Manager of Republic Services in Elyria, Eric Van Houten, crews are expected to work extended hours on Monday and Tuesday to handle the excessive amount of trash that has built up.

In the meantime, customers who have not had their trash or recycling picked up are asked to leave it on the curb until crews can remove it.

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