Hazardous Air Quality Will Impact Some Curbside Garbage Collection

Customers who are missed today are asked to put out cars again on Tuesday.

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:47 a.m.

Some garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup today in the City of Spokane will be delayed until at least Tuesday as the City endeavors to help protect workers in hazardous air quality conditions.

Garbage pickup done by automated trucks that allow Solid Waste Collections employees to stay inside their vehicles will proceed as normal today. Locations that require the use of smaller, rear loader trucks that require employees to load the garbage into the truck manually may not receive service today. The City will work to use other vehicles for pickup in these areas as much as possible.

Monday’s collection area is located primarily in Northeast Spokane. The boundaries for Monday pickup is represented by the light yellow on the City’s trash day pickup map.

The City restricts strenuous outdoor work by employees as much as possible when air quality dips into the hazardous range, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency’s index. That index is available on the agency’s web site.

Solid Waste customers who are missed today should put their carts out again on Tuesday, Aug. 21, for collection. City crews are noting areas they were unable to access will make the collections on Tuesdays as long as air quality conditions permit. The City will provide updated information if hazardous air quality conditions persist.