Wintry conditions cancel garbage collection across Puget Sound region for third day – KING5.com

Wintry conditions cancel garbage collection across Puget Sound region for third day – KING5.com

Many residents in western Washington will not have their garbage collected for the third day in a row due to unsafe road conditions.

SEATTLE — As frigid arctic air settles into the Puget Sound region, garbage and recycling collections services were canceled for Seattle and various other cities for the third day in a row on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Waste removal companies that handle particular areas of counties around western Washington have notices posted along with individual cities and towns telling residents if their collection day has been canceled and what to do with the extra trash.

Temperatures are expected to remain around or below freezing through the rest of the week. Another system with the potential to drop more snow on the region is forecasted to arrive Wednesday night into Thursday.

The latest storm caused widespread road closures and led to at least hundreds of crashes, spinouts and other issues along highways in King, Pierce and Thurston counties.

Here is the status of garbage collection services for the region Wednesday:

Skagit County

Residents of Skagit County are serviced by Waste Management, which also serves many other areas around the region. 

The company publishes service alerts to its website to let residents know that pickup services are not being provided due to any issues like unsafe road conditions. 

The company said that it will continue collection services when the weather allows and that residential customers can leave items missed on Monday out with their garbage on the next regular collection day at no extra charge.

Click here to check for any Waste Management service alerts for your area.

Snohomish County

Most residents in Snohomish County are serviced by Waste Management, Republic Services and Rubatino Refuse Removal.

Waste Management, services major areas within the county including the towns of Arlington, Lake Stevens and Monroe, among others. 

Click here to check for any Waste Management service alerts for your area.

Republic Services also collects garbage for many areas around Snohomish County including Snohomish, areas of Edmonds and parts of Lynnwood. The company has canceled service on Wednesday for many of its service routes in western Washington.

The company said crews will be collecting double the regular amount of garbage at no charge on customers’ next regular service collection day.

To see the details for your specific area, click here.

Rubatino Refuse Removal serves the city of Everett. The company has canceled all collection services for the entire week. According to its website, its crews will be ready to collect double the normal amount of waste when conditions allow.

King County

Garbage, recycling and food/yard waste were canceled in Seattle Wednesday due to “significant snow and ice on residential streets” in the city.

The cancelation for the third day in a row will have the following impacts: 

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