SEATTLE, WA – Waste Management has suspended garbage and recycling service Thursday across much of King and Snohomish counties. That’s due to the rupture of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia – Waste Management’s trucks run on natural gas.
Businesses and residents across Western Washington are being asked to conserve energy due to the rupture. Puget Sound Energy has asked customers to turn down the heat and limit use of hot water.
The pipeline ruptured Tuesday night near the city of Prince George, about 500 miles north of Vancouver. No one was injured, but a First Nations community nearby was forced to leave the area.