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Allied strike over, curbside clean up begins

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Allied Waste drivers are playing catch up on curbside service after the Teamsters workers decided to put a lid on their strike Sunday.

The week-long strike was round two for picket line protests by workers at the Carbon Limestone Landfill and their fellow co-workers who decided to walk off the job to support them.

More than 100,000 people rely on Allied Waste to pick up their trash across the valley.

Routes should be caught up by the end of the week. Allied is asking its customers to put trash out to the curb on their regular scheduled times this week.

Cans and bags piled up during the strike, one of the main reasons the union decided to end it.

In a press release from the Ohio Teamsters, a local landfill worker apologized to the communities they work in and says they're ready to clean them up.

"We don't like seeing the trash piling up and our neighbors being upset at the filth. That's why we're going back to work - for now - because we really want to clean up our neighborhoods," John Overly said.

Youngstown Allied Waste's general manager, Douglas Dunn, says he's confident the union will not go back to the picket line. Contract talks are set to resume this week, talks that centered around possibly changing the worker's pension program over to a 401K plan.

"I guess anything would be possible, we're meeting tomorrow and Wednesday for negotiations and I expect we'll continue to work through that process and come to a resolution that we're all happy with," Dunn said.

Residential recycling services also went to the wayside during the strike.

For those who didn't have their recycleables picked up during the strike last week, this week those customers have the option to either take their items to a Mahoning County Green Team location or hold onto them until their next scheduled pick up date.

Click here to find a drop off location near you.

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