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1225 E. Marietta Ave., Spokane, WA 99207 . 509-625-7878 (phone) . 509-343-9652 (fax)
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Disposal Information

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)
-Residential Garbage (509) 625-6871
-Commercial Garbage (509) 625-6870
-Recycling (509) 625-6879

Map to Valley Recycling / Transfer Station

Valley Transfer Station
3941 N. Sullivan Rd.
(South of Trent, across from the Spokane Industrial Park)
-Garbage & Recycling (509) 625-6885

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)
-Garbage & Recycling (509) 625- 6880

DAYS/HOURS.  Disposal facilities are open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year round.  New hours are effective May 1, 2013. 

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 - labels okay, code 1 plastic bottles and jars (such as pop bottles), Code 2 plastic bottles and jars (such as milk jugs and bleach bottles), newspapers, phone books, magazines and catalogs, corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags, aluminum and tin cans - labels okay, and 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. The Waste to Energy Plant and transfer stations do not take commercial hazardous waste. If you have questions on what to do with your commercial hazardous waste, please call the Hazardous Waste Office at (509) 625-7898.

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.  The revised rates listed bleow become effective January 1, 2014.  These rates apply to both residential and commercial customers. 


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 the Hazardous Waste Office at 625-7898 if you have questions on what to do with hazardous business waste.

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

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Spokane Solid Waste Management
1225 E. Marietta Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207
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