City Limits Self-Haul Services to Garbage at Waste-To-Energy Facility

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

As it works to comply with the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the City of Spokane will limit public self-haul services to garbage only at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. Self-haul areas for clean green material, recycling, and household hazardous waste will be closed until further notice. 

Although the public can continue to bring garbage to the facility, the City asks customers to limit their visits as much as possible. In the City of Spokane, curbside garbage collection is mandatory, and the City is committed to continuing that weekly service during this time. Curbside recycling and yard & food waste pickup also is proceeding. The optional yard & food waste service can be added by calling 3-1-1; the cost is $17.29 a month.

The changes at Waste-to-Energy are effective immediately. When using the facility, please observe appropriate social distancing both when interacting with scale house staff and on the tipping floor. Don’t come to the facility if you are feeling sick.

The Waste-to-Energy Facility, located at 2900 S. Geiger Blvd, is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility remains open to commercial haulers and continues to process hundreds of tons of trash daily.

These changes are the latest in City service changes that have been implemented since the COVID-19 issue began. Many City services can be accessed over the phone or online. Citizens can call 3-1-1 or go online to to be directed to services. A full list of service changes is found on the City’s web site.