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.

Business Recycling

We offer single-stream recycling to commercial customers including businesses, schools, and most multi-family buildings. Our recycling services allow customers to collect all recyclables in a single container without sorting.

The materials are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility on the West Plains that's owned and operated by Waste Management, a private company. Visit the Waste Management Northwest website. The company sorts the items and sells the recyclables. The facility is not open to public drive-in customers. Call 509.535.0284 for information.

Depending on their needs, commercial customers can select a recycling cart or larger recycling dumpster. Call 311 for rates and service information. Please have your container accessible for emptying by 6 a.m. on your collection day.

What can be recycled?

Accepted Recyclables (PDF 1.2 MB)


  • Bottles & Jars (no lids)


  • Newspaper & phone books
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Paper & junk mail
  • Cereal, pop, and shoe boxes
  • Non-shiny paper products
  • Clean pizza boxes


  • Aluminum cans & foil
  • Tin, steel & metal cans
  • Empty aerosol cans


  • Bottles, jars & tubs (no lids)

Unacceptable Materials

Don't put garbage, plastic bags, Styrofoam, food contaminated items, microwave trays, ceramics and dishes, light bulbs, window glass and mirrors, hazardous waste containers, syringes, un-numbered plastics, lids, sharp metal, metal or plastic clothes hangers, shredded paper, coated or laminated paper products, electronics or batteries in your recycling cart.

Household batteries can be placed in a clear plastic bag and placed on top of the Single Stream Recycling Cart lid. Shredded paper must be put in the garbage.

If you have items that you believe are recyclable but we do not accept in the blue bin, check out for a list of recycling centers and more information. If your recycling cart contains unacceptable materials, you will be charged for a contaminated cart at the refuse rates for that collection.

Business Waste Consultations

The City of Spokane's Solid Waste Disposal Department can help businesses evaluate the best ways to manage their waste streams. Staff can provide free consultation services to identify waste reduction, reuse, and recycling opportunities that can result in significant savings in disposal costs. To schedule a consultation, call 509.625.6580.

Need Recycling Help?

Call 509.625.6580 to schedule a waste consultation.