More than 3,000 tons of Storm Debris Collected at City Sites

Options remain to get rid of remaining debris

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

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 3:55 p.m.

During the 18 days of free disposal for tree and yard waste debris from the Nov. 17 wind storm, the City of Spokane collected 3,025 tons of debris at the Waste to Energy Facility and the Northside Landfill.

Some 7,700 visits were made to the sites to bring in material. The volume of debris coming to the facilities dropped in the last week. The highest volume day was Saturday, Nov. 21, when more than 400 tons of material was brought in.

Although the free disposal at those sites has ended, City of Spokane citizens have a couple of options to get rid of remaining debris:

  • Take advantage of free clean green dumpster events during the next two weekends. Residents in Council District 2 in South Spokane can bring material to Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13. Residents in Council District 3 in Northwest Spokane can bring material to Dwight Merkel Park, 4071 N. Assembly, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 and 19. These events are for branches smaller than 3 inches in diameter.
  • Put smaller tree and yard waste in green yard waste carts. The City extended its curbside yard waste collection program for two additional weeks through Dec. 18. Customers can place yard debris from the storm in their green yard waste carts. Branches must be smaller than 3 inches in diameter. Curbside yard waste collection is a voluntary, subscription service.
  • Bring debris to the Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd., and dispose of it for the regular clean green disposal rate. Cost is $5.15 for up to 220 pounds or $48.36 per ton.