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City of Spokane Solid Waste Management logo
915 N. Nelson St., Spokane, WA 99202 • Phone: 311 inside city limits or 509.755.CITY (2489) for outside the city • Fax: 509.343.9652
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Garbage DOs and DON'Ts
City - Thank you for visiting Garbage collection  
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 15
We are open Monday! Refuse and recycling services will be on regular schedule all week. For information on city closures planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, please click here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

- How Do I Sign Up for Garbage?
- Do I have to have garbage service or can I haul my own?
- How do I know if I have alley or street pickup?
- What if I am physically unable to take my containers out to the collection site?
- Can I leave my cart in the alley or at the curb on non-collection days?
- Why didn't my garbage get picked up?
- Why didn't my garbage get emptied all the way?
- How do I know if garbage collection is on holiday schedule?
- If collection is on holiday schedule, when will they pick up my garbage?
- My cart is broken, what do I do?
- If my cart needs to be replaced or repaired, do I have to pay for it?
- How heavy can my cart or bin be?
- What constitutes an overloaded cart?
- Do I have to pay for extra garbage?
- Can I put my garbage on hold for vacation or vacancy?
- If I move or go on vacation, what do I do with my cart?
- I heard about a free neighborhood pickup and/or dump pass, how do I take advantage of it?
- What is the load truck?
- How do I rent a temporary dumpster?
- What is a cubic yard?
- What is a ton?
- Why is there no garbage collection in my alley?
- Am I charged for recycling?
- What do I do with my moving boxes?
- Can I put junk mail or office paper in the recycling cart?
Yard Waste
- Can I put yard waste in my brown garbage cart?
- Do I get charged for my Food Scraps & Yard Debris Cart even if I do not put it out?
- Can I get my Food Scraps & Yard Debris Cart emptied during the winter months while the regular service is suspended?
- Why was I charged for a contaminated or overweight Food Scraps & Yard Debris Cart?
Household Hazardous Waste
- How do I dispose of batteries?
Billing and Payments
- I put my garbage on hold, why do I still see it on my bill?
- I just moved in and received a bill, is it mine?
- I recently exchanged my refuse container, why do I see both on my bill?
- Can I pay my City of Spokane bill over the phone?
- Can my City of Spokane bill be paid automatically out of my checking/savings account every month?
- How do I view or pay my City of Spokane utility bill online?
News and Updates
Special Event Recycling
2017-2018 Christmas Tree Pick Up
December 2017 Utility Bill Insert
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Spokane Solid Waste Collection
915 N. Nelson St.
Spokane, WA 99202 USA
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