City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:11 a.m.

The City of Spokane will provide free disposal of trees and tree limbs that came down during the overnight storm at the Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd., through Saturday, Oct. 19. Free disposal is available for City of Spokane residents only, not commercial landscaping and yard care businesses.

Citizens should inform the Waste to Energy scale clerk as they enter the facility that they are disposing of storm tree debris. The temporary free service is only for trees and tree limbs; please cut pieces so they are not longer than six feet. The Waste to Energy facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The normal cost for clean green disposal is $54.33 per ton.

Tree 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 and fit within the cart. Curbside yard waste collection is a voluntary, subscription service, and regular fees still apply.

Residents who need to clear tree debris from private property are encouraged to refer to the list of licensed arborists at Safety should be a priority; carefully inspect for downed power lines and gas leaks before doing any work. Please provide assistance to neighbors who may need help.