Storm Cleanup Proceeds

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 3:31 p.m.

Updated 10/18/2019

Friday, Oct. 18, Update:

City of Spokane crews removing limbs from street trees that fell into the public right of way have completed their work as of Friday, Oct. 18. City Parks crews will continue to remove tree limbs and debris from Parks property into next week.

Saturday, Oct. 19, is the last day to bring tree debris from the storm to the Waste to Energy facility for free disposal. Through Thursday, Oct. 17, more than 3,347 visits were made to the facility with 745 tons of tree debris.


Storm cleanup continues around the City, with City crews working in the public right of way and in parks and citizens clearing tree debris from around their homes.

City crews have completed debris removals in the public right of way at about 70 percent of the locations reported as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. See the attached map.

Street Department officials have noted some confusion from citizens as they have been working in the neighborhoods. Here are the basics:

  • Crews are only picking up debris from street trees.
  • Crews are leaving debris that is clearly from trees on private property.
  • Crews will not go back through areas that have been completed.

Parks crews have completed tree debris removal in 28 parks so far. Parks of note that are still outstanding include Liberty, CDA, Cannon Hill, High Bridge, Comstock, Hamblen, and 21st St. Additionally, the Parks team is working toward Manito Park and Manito Blvd as the week progresses.

Many citizens, meanwhile, are proceeding with their own cleanup work in their yards and are assisting their neighbors. Through Sunday, 1,875 citizens had brought in 450 tons of tree debris. Lines remained long throughout the weekend. Residents who need help clearing tree debris from private property are encouraged to refer to the list of licensed arborists.

The free disposal of trees and tree limbs is available at the Waste to Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd., through Saturday, Oct. 19. Free disposal is available for City residents only, not commercial landscaping and yard care businesses. Tree debris also can be placed in green yard waste carts for pickup on customers’ normal collection days.  Branches must be smaller than 3 inches in diameter and fit within the cart.

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