Disposal

Spokane County residents have three clean, one-stop drop-off locations for recyclables, household hazardous wastes, yard wastes, and trash.

  • The City of Spokane operates the Waste to Energy Facility Recycling & Disposal Site, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. The facility is located west of downtown Spokane across from the Washington State Patrol office.
    The WTE recycling and disposal site is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. All services are available during all open hours.
  • Spokane County operates two additional transfer stations:
    • North County Recycling & Transfer Station, 22123 N. Elk-Chattaroy Road. Located at the intersection of Elk-Chattaroy Road and Highway 2.
    • Valley Recycling & Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road. Located south of Trent Avenue across from the Spokane Industrial park.

    The County's facilities are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week. Household Hazardous Waste is accepted only on Saturdays and Sundays. All other services are available during all open hours.

All facilities are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

Fees

  • Recyclables Drop Off - FREE
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal - FREE
  • Trash Disposal Rates- a minimum charge of $16.59 for first 300 pounds. $108.41 per ton at Waste to Energy Facility. (Check Spokane County's web site for cost information for the Spokane Valley and North County transfer stations.)
  • Self-hauled Clean Green/Yard Waste Debris - $51.21 per ton, with a minimum charge of $5.45 for up to 220 pounds.

The disposal sites accept cash, check, debit cards, Visa, and MasterCard for payment. Please make sure you bring proper identification with you.

Materials accepted

Download a comprehensive look at the materials accepted at the Waste to Energy Facility and the County's transfer stations. (PDF 4.2 MB)

Recyclables: Clean, dry recyclable materials can be dropped off free of charge. Acceptable materials are glass bottles and jars (no lids); most types of paper (no coated or laminated) including corrugated and non-corrugated cardboard ; aluminum cans and foil; other metal cans; small pieces of scrap metal, plastic containers - bottles, tubs, clamshells and jars - numbered 1 through 7 (no lids). Get comprehensive recycling information by visiting the Recycling page.

Household Hazardous Waste: Accepted items include anything that would be considered dangerous or hazardous. The disposal facilities only take items from residents, not commercial hazardous waste. Examples include paint thinners, pesticides, oven cleaners, and batteries as well as many other items. Any item you use in your home that has a warning on the label probably is a household hazardous waste. The waste needs to be in containers that are 5 gallons or smaller. Use the original container with the label intact whenever possible. No Charge. See our Hazardous Waste page for more information.

Yard Debris: Accepted items include food and food-soiled paper, leaves, grass clippings, bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones, limbs not more than 6-feet long and 3 inches in diameter, and sod not more than 3 inches thick. Please shake off all rocks and extra soil. No rocks, dirt, animal feces, kitchen scraps, or limbs longer than 6 feet or 3 inches in diameter.

Trash: Items that don't fit in any of the above categories will be accepted as trash. The cost for trash disposal is $108.41 per ton at the Waste to Energy Facility with a 300 pound minimum charge of $16.59.

If material types are mixed, such as yard waste in the same load with recyclables, they must be separated before disposal or you will need to dispose of the load as garbage. If you have yard waste and garbage in the same load and want to be charged the two different rates, you must go through the line twice.

Loads being delivered to disposal sites must be covered with a tarp or secured with a rope or other means to prevent spillage. If your load is not secured/covered, a $5 fee may be charged.


Disposal Hours

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Waste to Energy Facility Recycling & Disposal Site

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at North County and Valley Recycling & Transfer Stations

Regional Solid Waste Information

County Hotline: 509.477.6800

www.spokanecountysolidwaste.org