Jill Reeves, Solid Waste Educator, 509.625.6872
Friday, February 2, 2024 at 3:38 p.m.
We all make garbage. Have you ever wondered where it goes?
On Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19, the City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Department is offering free one-hour public tours at Washington State’s only Waste to Energy Facility located at 2900 S. Geiger Boulevard.
Visitors will learn how garbage moves from the tipping floor to the claw, and then to the boiler. Explore where we burn trash at temperatures reaching 2,000 degrees then harness steam to generate enough electricity to power 13,000 homes!
If you have ever wondered what happens to that garbage after you toss it, now is your chance!
Visitors must wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather as there is some walking outdoors. Minors must be 8 years and older and accompanied by an adult. Small children and infants are not permitted. Tours are available on Monday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Reservation required.