City to accept clean green storm debris for free

Drop off includes North County Transfer Station and Waste to Energy Facility

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.

As citizens clean up from a second severe storm that moved through the area in a little over a week, the City of Spokane will again accept clean green storm debris for free at the North County Transfer Station and the Waste to Energy Facility beginning tomorrow.

Citizens should inform the transfer station employee as they enter the facility that they are disposing of clean green 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.

Yard debris from the storm will be accepted through Sunday. These facilities are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Here are the addresses for the facilities:

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

Normally, the cost for disposal is $5 for up to 220 pounds of material and 47 cents for each additional 20 pounds. Yard debris from the storm also 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, 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.