While garbage haulers remain on strike, all residential customers of Republic Services / Allied Waste should have had their garbage picked up over the weekend.
Republic Services / Allied Waste spokesman Carlo LoParo said at 7 p.m. Sunday that residential pickup was completed for customers affected by the strike, and the company expected to complete commercial garbage removal later that evening.
The company is asking customers to continue to put out their trash as usual.
''Tomorrow starts the regular schedule, and customers should stick to their regular pickup day,'' LoParo said.
About 110 commercial and residential trash haulers, landfill workers and mechanics walked off the job shortly after midnight Thursday. They have been working without a contract since November.
Each side is accusing the other of unfair labor practices in the work stoppage.
In a statement released Friday, Republic accused the union of "refusing to negotiate in good faith" and said the laborers "never made a wage proposal, even though negotiations are now in their seventh month and the company has repeatedly requested one."
The company said they have called on the National Labor Relations board to investigate.
Union sources on Thursday said the strike is dealing with an unfair labor practice by the company.
Republic Services / Allied Waste is a nationwide company. The local work stoppage affects crews that provide service to areas of Niles, Liberty, Girard, Howland, Lordstown, Campbell, Struthers, Lowellville and other nearby communities.
LoParo said the next round of negotiations is scheduled for April 9. Both sides have said the main sticking point in negotiations deals with retirement benefits.
Talks were last held March 14, company officials said.