City to Restart Self-Haul Services for Clean Green, Recycling at WTE

Household Hazardous Waste service also available

Marlene Feist, Public Works, (509) 625-6505

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:32 a.m.

With the reopening of landscaping and lawn care services as part of Phase 1 of the “Safe Start Washington” Plan, the City of Spokane will accept clean green and recycling from public self-haul customers at its Waste-to-Energy Facility starting today. The household hazardous waste area also will be available to self-haul customers.

In March, the City limited self-haul services at the Waste-to-Energy Facility to garbage only to help maintain necessary social distancing. In addition to the reopening of landscaping, citizens also are beginning their own lawn and garden care work, making those services more important.

The City asks customers to limit their visits to the facility, to wash their hands before coming to the facility, and to maintain 6-feet of space between themselves and other customers when disposing of materials on the tipping floor. Don’t come to the facility if you are feeling sick.

During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the City has continued to provide reliable weekly curbside garbage, recycling and clean green food and yard waste collection services. To limit trips to WTE, citizens can add the optional yard & food waste pickup service by calling 3-1-1; the cost is $17.29 a month.

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 processes hundreds of tons of trash daily.

Many City services have been changed to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of service changes is found on the City’s web site.