Neighborhood Clean-up Program

Neighborhood Clean-up

2021 Program Update

The 2021 Neighborhood Clean-Up program will be comprised of a Disposal Pass program. These Disposal Passes are designed to help residents in the City of Spokane remove extra waste by distributing $25 vouchers to the Waste to Energy Facility. The program is set to begin accepting requests for Disposal Passes mid-May and will last until program funding is expended or November 30, whichever occurs soonest.

Disposal Pass Distribution Schedule: We do two distributions per month for virtual disposal passes. The following schedule applies to future requests (thru mid-Aug):

  • Requests submitted Aug 16-31, email will be sent Sept 1 (Pass valid Sept 1-30)
  • Requests submitted Sept 1-14, email will be sent Sept 15 (Pass valid Sept 15-Oct 15)
  • Requests submitted Sept 15-30, email will be sent Oct 1 (Pass valid Oct 1-31)
  • Requests submitted Oct 1-17, email will be sent Oct 18 (Pass valid Oct 18-Nov 18)
  • Requests submitted Oct 18-31, email will be sent Nov 1 (Pass valid Nov 1-30)

Applying for a 2021 Disposal Pass

Residents with access to a computer or smartphone:

  • Create an account or login to your account at my.spokanecity.org/account via web browser
  • Once you're logged in to your account, vist the Disposal Pass Request form page to request your pass.
  • Complete the form with your information. Only City of Spokane residents can request a dump pass (businesses, organizations, schools, etc. are not permitted to use this program). Address listed must be residential, no P.O. Box addresses will be accepted.
  • If your form was submitted without receiving an error message, the request went through. If you receive an error message it is either because you already have an active request within the past 30 days or your address is ineligible due to not being within City limits. The first round of passes will be issued beginning in June and continue through November (unless programming funds are expended prior to November).
  • When your Disposal Pass request is approved, you will receive an email from fridayupdate@spokanecity.org with your disposal pass information. Please note the distribution schedule in the section above to identify when you'll receive your disposal pass based on your request submission date.

Residents with no access to a computer or smartphone:

  • Spokane C.O.P.S. locations will have a limited number of paper passes available for folks without computer access, first-come, first-served. Please contact your local C.O.P.S. location to determine when pick-up of a disposal pass is available.

Important details about the Disposal Pass program

  • It is important that all Disposal Pass Guidelines 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. View the complete Waste Disposal Guide (contains what is allowed and what is not allowed).
  • The Disposal pass is only valid at the Waste to Energy Facility (2900 S. Geiger Blvd). Their hours are 7:30AM-5:00PM, 7 days a week (except for New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas). All services (garbage, recycling, clean/green and household hazardous waste disposal) are available at all hours.
  • Disposal Passes cover up to $25 in tipping fees. Residents are responsible for any fees in excess of $25 Disposal 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 $25 is due at time of transaction (cash, debit/credit & check are accepted; fees cannot be added to utility bill)
  • They are for residences in the City of Spokane limits only (businesses, organizations, and schools are not eligible).
  • Combined 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 (blue cart items) 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.
  • Clothing items can be recycled free of charge at the WTE Recycling Center.  Look for the yellow drop box.
  • 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 guidelines related to COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Please refer to the Waste Disposal Guide for information on what is allowed and not allowed at the Waste to Energy Facility.
  • Electronics (computers, monitors, TVs, DVD Players, e-readers) are not allowed. Please visit the Washington Recycles page to learn where your closest electronics recyclers are.

Fees for Disposal

  • Recyclables Drop Off – FREE, please divide recyclables by type to make tipping process easier.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – FREE, there will be a location to place these at the facility.
  • General Trash Disposal Rates – a minimum charge of $18.60 or $113.86 per ton at Waste to Energy Facility plus a $2 self-haul transaction fee per vehicle.
  • Self-hauled Clean Green/Yard Waste Debris – a minimum charge of $6.11 or $57.42 per ton, plus a $2 self-haul transaction fee per vehicle.
  • The disposal sites accept cash, check, debit cards, Visa, and MasterCard for payment. Please make sure you bring proper identification with you.

Program Information

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.


Contact Information

Gabby Ryan
fridayupdate@spokanecity.org