Free Disposal of Storm Debris to Continue through Wednesday

150 tons of material brought in over the weekend

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

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

The City of Spokane will continue to accept clean green debris from last week’s storm at the Waste to Energy Facility and North County Transfer Station through Wednesday, July 30—one week after the storm hit.

Over the weekend, 600 customers took advantage of the free disposal, bringing in 150 tons of clean green material to the facilities. Normally, the cost for disposal is $5 for up to 220 pounds of material and 47 cents for each additional 20 pounds.

Citizens should inform the transfer station employee as they enter the facility that they are disposing of storm debris. The temporary free service doesn’t include logs, roofing, vinyl fencing, or similar materials. Free disposal is available for individuals only, not commercial landscaping and yard care businesses.

The facilities are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Here are the addresses:

  • North County Transfer Station, N. 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road.
  • Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd.

Yard debris from the storm also can be placed in green yard waste carts for pickup on customers’ normal garbage collection days. Branches must be smaller than 3 inches in diameter. Curbside yard waste collection is a voluntary, subscription service, and regular fees still apply.

If residents need assistance with tree trimming work after the storm, the City’s Urban Forester recommends hiring a tree service that is licensed, bonded, insured and employs ISA Certified Arborists.

Here’s a list of City of Spokane licensed and certified commercial arborists.