Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, 509.625.7773
Friday, December 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, City of Spokane residents are asked to have garbage and recycling ready at the curb by 6 a.m. on their designated collection day. Food and yard waste carts will also need to follow this schedule when services resume in March. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries adopted rules for outdoor employees. The earlier start time allows for flexibility when routes need to begin earlier because of operational adjustments for changing weather conditions like extreme heat and wildfire smoke impacting employee safety throughout the year.
The City’s Solid Waste Department employs approximately 120 people and some positions involve significant time outside of the vehicle to move dumpsters, pick up extra garbage, and perform equipment inspections. The department provides curbside collection services for garbage, recycling, and yard waste to City residents as well as a variety of commercial services for businesses. Residential collection information can be found on the City’s website.
If customers do not get their carts out in time and miss their collection, they can request it be picked up for a return trip fee. MySpokane 311 has three convenient options for requesting a “Missed Solid Waste Collection” service:
Solid Waste Services Fast Facts: