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1225 E. Marietta Ave., Spokane, WA 99207 . 509-625-7878 (phone) . 509-343-9652 (fax)
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Christmas & New Years Collection Schedule

Our office will be closed December 25th and January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Years. Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day for Thursday and Friday areas both weeks (except for downtown night routes which remain on regular schedule).

Christmas Tree Removal information will be available soon. Check back the week before Christmas!

Happy holidays and best wishes in 2015 from all of us at Solid Waste!

Disposal Information

On November 17, 2014, the City of Spokane transferred ownership of the Valley and North County (Colbert) Transfer Stations to the Spokane County. The City of Spokane continues to own and operate the Waste to Energy Plant in the West Plains area. You can continue taking your solid waste to all 3 locations regardless of where you live. 

Map to Waste To Energy Facility & Recycling Center

Waste to Energy Plant
2900 S. Geiger Blvd.
(West of Spokane, across from the Washington State Patrol)
Owned and operated by City of Spokane
Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste and Household Hazardous Waste accepted 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days per week  
For more information, call 509.625.6580 or visit   

Map to Valley Recycling / Transfer Station

Valley Transfer Station
3941 N. Sullivan Rd.
(South of Trent, across from the Spokane Industrial Park)
Owned and operated by Spokane County
Garbage Recycling and Yard Waste accepted 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days per week  *Household Hazardous Waste accepted Saturday and Sunday only 
For more information, call 509.477.6800 or visit

Map to North County Recycling / Transfer Station

North County (Colbert) Transfer Station
N. 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Rd.
(At the intersection of Elk-Chattaroy Rd. & Highway 2)
Owned and operated by the Spokane County
Garbage Recycling and Yard Waste accepted 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days per week  *Household Hazardous Waste accepted Saturday and Sunday only 
For more information, call 509.477.6800 or visit

HOLIDAYS.  All locations are closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


RECYCLABLES.  Please rinse out containers and keep paper products clean and dry. Acceptable items include clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars (no lids); codes 1 through 7 plastic bottles, tubs, clamshells and jars; newspapers, junk mail, mixed office paper, phone books, brown paper bags, magazines and catalogs; corrugated and non-corrugated cardboard; aluminum and tin cans, foil, empty aerolsol cans (tips and lids removed) and small pieces of scrap metal.

YARD WASTE / FOOD WASTE.  Compostable material is accepted year-round at the disposal facilities.  Acceptable material includes yard debris such as leaves, grass clippings, bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones, limbs not more than 6’ long and 3” in diameter, and sod not more than 3” thick (shake off all rocks and extra soil); food scraps such as meat, poultry, fish, beans, dairy products (non-liquid), fruit, vegetables, breads, grains, pastas, eggshells, nutshells, coffee grounds, tea bags, and leftovers; food-soiled paper products such as greasy pizza delivery boxes, coffee filters, paper towels and napkins, paper egg cartons, paper berry cartons, uncoated (non-shiny) paper plates, uncoated paper cups, and paper grocery bags containing food scraps.

 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE.  This includes anything that would be considered dangerous or hazardous such as paint thinners, pesticides, oven cleaners, and batteries as well as many other items. Any item you use in your home that has a warning on the label probably is considered household hazardous waste. This waste needs to be in 5 gallon containers or less. Use the original container with the label intact whenever possible.

GARBAGE.  Items or materials that do not fit in any of the above categories (Recyclables, Yard Waste / Food Waste, or Household Hazardous Waste) will be accepted as garbage. If material types are mixed, such as yard waste in the same load with recyclables, they must be separated before disposal or you will need to dispose of the load as garbage. If you have yard waste and garbage in the same load, and want to be charged the different material rates, you must go through the line twice.

RATES. These rates apply to both residential and commercial customers through the end of 2014. 


YARD WASTE & FOOD WASTE - $47 per ton (inside Spokane County) with a minimum charge of $5 for 220 lbs. or less.  $50 per ton (outside Spokane County) with a minimum charge of $5 for 200 lbs. or less.   

GARBAGE - WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT:  $99.50 per ton with a minimum charge of $15.23 for 300 lbs. or less.  VALLEY & COLBERT TRANSFER STATIONS:  $104.59 per ton with a minimum charge of $15.23 for 300 lbs or less.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE - NO CHARGE for residential customers.  Commercial Hazardous Waste is NOT ACCEPTED. Please call 509.625.6580 (City of Spokane) or 509.477.6800 (Spokane County) if you have questions on what to do with hazardous business waste.

PAYMENT METHODS.  The disposal sites accept cash, personal checks, debit cards, Visa and Mastercard for payment. Please make sure you bring proper identification with you!


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Spokane, WA 99207
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