Storm Cleanup Slows Garbage Collection

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.

As a result of downed trees, power lines, and debris in the roadway from yesterday’s storm, the City of Spokane’s curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection has been slowed.

The City’s Solid Waste Management trucks can’t gain access to some areas today in North Spokane, including parts of Indian Trail, Five Mile, and other locations, as emergency crews work to restore power and access to these locations.  

Materials will be collected in these areas as soon as the debris has been cleared and trucks are able to enter. City officials expect to get to those areas tomorrow, and residents who were missed should put their carts out for a Friday pickup.

Yard debris from yesterday’s storm can be placed in green yard waste carts. Branches must be smaller than 3 inches in diameter. Curbside yard waste collection is a voluntary, subscription service.

Additionally, yard waste materials can be taken to the Waste to Energy Facility and the North Side or Valley transfer stations. The cost for disposal is $5 for up to 220 pounds of material and 47 cents for each additional 20 pounds. These facilities are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.