Garbage pickup, curbside recycling, and clean green pickup will be a day late all week, with Friday's pickup occurring on Saturday due to the Memorial Day holiday. Please have your carts out at point of collection by 6 a.m. on your collection day. See more information regarding city closures.

Construction & Demolition Debris

Construction and demolition debris includes:

  • Materials from the construction, renovation, repair, and demolition of houses and large building structures.
  • Materials from infrastructure such as roads, bridges, piers, and dams.

Examples include concrete, asphalt, brick, wood, gypsum, fixtures, roofing, lumber, metal, plastic, pipe, cardboard, carpet and carpet pad, composition roofing materials, and land-clearing debris. (Plaster—i.e., sheet rock or plaster board—or any other material, other than wood, that is likely to produce gases or a leachate during the decomposition process and asbestos wastes are not considered to be demolition waste.)

Most construction and demolition debris can be diverted from landfills and reused or recycled. Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.

Recycling and Reuse Opportunities

Many construction and demolition materials can be recycled or reused. Visit the Spokane Waste Directory for more information.

Asbestos containing materials are not accepted at the Transfer Stations or Waste to Energy Facility. Asbestos is hazardous and found in many construction materials. To protect public health from exposure to asbestos, activities such as demolition and renovation of buildings, homes and other structures must be done in accordance with asbestos regulations. Visit the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency for more information on asbestos and requirements for renovation and demolition projects. Call Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency at 509.477.4727 for questions.


Appliances, because they require special handling, must cross the scales at the regular solid waste rate. After the refrigerant is recovered and other hazardous components are removed (mercury switches, capacitors with PCBs in some older appliances), the appliances are recycled as scrap metal.

Moderate Risk Waste

Some Construction, Demolition, and Land Clearing Debris may require special handling. Please contact the Recycling Hot-Line at 509-477-6800 for additional information.