Garbage pickup resumed Friday in Fremont and Union City, a day after Allied Waste employees halted service in support of striking workers in another state for the second time this month.

Residents whose garbage went without service Thursday are encouraged to leave their carts at the curb for Allied Waste to pick up, and Friday customers will be serviced by late Saturday, according to a message posted on the city of Fremont website.

Allied Waste employees belonging to the Teamsters union also halted garbage service on April 4-5, in support of striking workers at an Ohio landfill owned by Republic Services, Allied Waste's parent company.

Union City officials plan to meet soon with Allied Waste to ensure the work stoppage doesn't happen again, said Tony Acosta, Union City's deputy city manager.

"Allied is required to pick up cans whether they have labor actions or not," he said. "We want them to come up with a better plan than this."

Acosta said that residents expressed much more unhappiness to local officials over the service disruption this time than two weeks ago.

"Nobody wants this to become a pattern," he said.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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