Neighborhood Clean-up Program
2020 Program Update
The 2020 Neighborhood Clean-Up program will be comprised of a Dump Passes program. These Dump Passes are designed to help residents in the City of Spokane remove extra waste by distributing $20 vouchers to the Waste to Energy Facility. The program is set to begin in June and will last until program funding is expended.
Important details about the Dump Pass program:
- Dump Passes cover up to $20 in tipping fees. Residents are responsible for any fees in excess of $20 dump pass. Pass has no cash value and cannot be carried over to additional vehicles/trips. Pass is surrendered at time of redemption. Payment of fees in excess of $20 is due at time of transaction (cash, debit/credit & check are accepted; fees cannot be added to utility bill)
- They are for single-family residences only (businesses, organizations, schools, apartments, condos, and multi-family units are not eligible).
- Loads cannot be separated by type in regards to fees. If you bring a combination of yard waste/ recycling/ garbage in one vehicle load, it will all be charged as general garbage.
- Loads being delivered to disposal sites must be covered with a tarp or secured with a rope or other means to prevent spillage. If your load is not secured/covered, a fee will be charged.
- Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (paint thinners, pesticides, oven cleaners, batteries, etc.) are accepted free of fees. They must be hauled separately from garbage and clean green to receive free disposal.
- It is important that all Dump Pass Guidelines (printed on the Dump Pass) are reviewed before going to the Waste to Energy Facility. There are restrictions on what can be brought to the tipping floor and fees associated with unsecured loads.
- Please anticipate long lines at the Waste to Energy Facility and be patient with staff.
- You are expected to practice safety precautions and guidelines at the WTE Facility and those put forth by the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
- General waste (things you typically put in your brown garbage can during weekly curbside collections)
- Furniture (please make sure shelves/doors have been removed)
- Small appliances (blender, toaster, microwave, coffee maker)
- Tires (Limit: up to 4; oversized tires must be cut into thirds)
- Clean Green: food and food-soiled paper, leaves, grass clippings, bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones, limbs not more than 6-feet long and 4 inches in diameter, and sod not more than 3 inches thick. Please shake off all rocks and extra soil. No rocks, dirt, animal feces, kitchen scraps, or limbs longer than 6 feet or 3 inches in diameter.
- Clean Green cannot be bagged, and must be free of contamination or load will be charged at garbage rate.
Not Accepted Items:
- Large Appliances (fridges, freezers, hot water heaters)
- Electronics (computers, monitors, TVs, DVD Players, e-readers)
- Hazardous waste such as lead, asbestos, latex paint, explosives, radioactive substances, sharps/ medical waste, uncontained animal feces, animal carcasses over 15 lbs.
- Propane tanks larger than 5 gallons
The Neighborhood Clean-up Program works to make Spokane neighborhoods clean, safe, and healthy for all residents to live and thrive in. This program funds neighborhood clean-up and community-building opportunities as a partnership between the Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) and Department of Solid Waste Collection. The Neighborhood Clean-up Program supports the broader City of Spokane's actions to reduce property crime, beautify Spokane, and promote community resiliency.
We provide resources to Neighborhood Councils to take action and lead the charge against excess garbage and debris in their neighborhoods. Through volunteer-led events, the City of Spokane encourages neighbors to work together and help one another. In the process, neighbors can build stronger bonds and a sense of community pride. It can also serve as a springboard for deeper neighborhood participation.
Each Neighborhood Council may apply for up to and not to exceed a clean-up project allocation credit value of $7,500 at the beginning of the calendar year. No cash grant or other means of program funding is provided. The project allocation is available only for services provided by Solid Waste Collection, and only for that current calendar year within the boundaries of that Neighborhood Council. This program is intended for residential clean-up only for use by citizens residing within the designated Neighborhood boundaries. If you are interested in being a Clean-up Coordinator for your neighborhood, contact your Neighborhood Council.
Clean-up Events include:
- Curbside Collection
- Large Appliance Pickup
- Roll-off Containers
- Dump Passes
2019 Clean-Up Program Results