UPDATE | OCTOBER 11th, 11:40AM
The City of Snoqualmie announced that Waste Management will now will collect garbage/recycle/compost on Friday, October 12th for missed collections on Thursday.. Commercial pick up will be Saturday for Thursday/Friday customers.
PSE announced Thursday morning: “Thanks to a combination of efforts from our customers and partnering with other NW utilities, the natural gas system has stabilized and PSE is beginning to return to normal operations. We will continue to monitor the natural gas system as Enbridge works on their supply pipeline.”
Originally the city said customers who were missed on Thursday would have double collections at no charge next week. WM trucks run on compressed natural gas delivered by Puget Sound Energy.
The City of Snoqualmie announced Wednesday evening that garbage collection for Thursday, October 11, 2018 was cancelled due to a natural gas pipeline rupture 500 miles away in British Columbia, Canada.
Waste Management – garbage, recycling and yard waste service provider for Snoqualmie – operates trucks that run on compressed natural from Puget Sound Energy, which has natural gas delivered by the damaged Canadian pipeline.
The gas pipeline ruptured Tuesday, October 9th. Since that time PSE has been asking customers to conserve gas and electricity to help maintain their natural gas operations. PSE stated for electric generation it is switching from natural gas generators to alternative fuels.
According to PSE, “Although our gas supply has been impacted, there is no damage to the PSE gas system or safety hazard to our customers from the pipeline failure in Canada.”
PSE VP Andy Wappler said in a recorded video message that customer conservation could be required for a couple of more days.
Snoqualmie Waste Management customers affected by Thursday’s pick up cancellation can put out double loads on Thursday, October 18th at no extra charge.
A message and update about natural gas from our Vice President, Andy Wappler. pic.twitter.com/DXAz63hfmK
— Puget Sound Energy (@PSETalk) October 10, 2018