Derek posted this message and photo in the forum:
The new garbage trucks are so wide they barely fit down the alley. Yesterday, they TOTALED my neighbors garage, it is six feet off its foundation now!
Derek says it happened yesterday in an alley off Earl Ave. in Loyal Heights. We brought the incident to the attention of Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Cornell Amaya, who said he has not heard of any issues with the new garbage trucks being too wide for some alleys.
Update: Now KING 5 has done the story, and Waste Management says they’re meeting with the homeowner and will make sure he’s properly compensated.