Residents in Fremont, Union City and other Bay Area cities might have to wait as long as a week before their trash is picked up, as local Allied Waste employees halted garbage services Thursday in support of striking sanitation workers in Ohio.

Also joining the work stoppage which is expected to continue Friday, were sanitation drivers in Fairfield and Daly City, landfill workers in Half Moon Bay, and transfer station employees in Pacifica, said Teamsters union national spokesman Galen Munroe.

The local Teamsters haulted services to support Youngstown, Ohio, employees on strike at Carbon Limestone Landfill, which is owned by Allied Waste's parent company, Republic Services.

"I've never experienced this before, where a union that has no local beef shuts down service because of something happening across the country," said Tony Acosta, Union City deputy city manager.

Fremont and Daly City residents and businesses experienced a total shutdown of garbage and recycling services Thursday. Union City residents had it slightly better; their recycling and green waste -- including food scraps and yard waste -- were picked up because they are handled by Tri-Ced Community Recycling, Acosta said.

"Tri-Ced is the only thing that has prevented the total shutdown of our services," he said.

Republic Services officials said regular pickup service in the Bay Area is expected to resume Monday.

"We don't anticipate that this sympathy strike will last long. Residential customers will be serviced on their next regularly scheduled day, (for instance), Thursday and Friday of next week," company official Evan Boyd said by email. "Folks may set out as much as they want on their next collection and we will take it at no extra charge."

In the meantime, Daly City residents can take their garbage and recycling to the Allied Waste office at 1680 Edgeworth Ave., company officials said. Half Moon Bay residents can take theirs to Ox Mountain Landfill at 12310 San Mateo Road.

Fremont and Union City are not as fortunate. Ken Pianin, Fremont's solid waste administrator, said if residents don't want to wait for the regularly scheduled pickup day, they can request special service in advance from Allied Waste, and the sanitation company "will consider it." If the request is not granted, residents will have to wait until their next regularly scheduled pickup.

Newark was unaffected by the service disruption because it contracts with Waste Management, though Newark plans to switch to Allied Waste on June 1, City Manager John Becker said.

Allied Waste spent much of Thursday contacting residents through automated calls to inform them of the work stoppage, Pianin said. "This looks like it will be short-term, and things will be back to normal by next week," he said.

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