Notice: All services are available at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. Please limit trips to the facility and wash your hands before bringing in materials. At the facility, please observe appropriate social distancing and don’t come to the facility if you are feeling sick. More info on City service changes due to COVID-19.


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.
    Please visit our Secure Disposal Services page for information on secure handling and disposal and material disposal that requires a certificate of destruction.
  • 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 now open Winter Hours (November 1 through March 31):
    7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday

    All other services are available during all open hours. More information on county solid waste services.

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


  • Recyclables Drop Off – FREE
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – FREE
  • 2022 Trash Disposal Rates – a minimum charge of $19.14 for up to 320 pounds or $117.16 per ton at Waste to Energy Facility plus a $2.06 self-haul transaction fee per vehicle. (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 2022 rates – $57.42 per ton with a minimum charge of $6.29 for up to 200 pounds, plus a $2.06 self-haul transaction fee per vehicle.

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

Materials accepted

Spokane residents can bring their extra recyclables and more to the Waste to Energy recycling drop off area. Learn what is acceptable and in what condition items should be in this informative video.

Download a comprehensive look at the materials accepted at the Waste to Energy Facility and the County's transfer stations. (PDF 4.1 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 (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. See Fees section above for current disposal rates.

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.


The City of Spokane monitors and maintains two landfills, both of which are closed to the public. For more information about their locations and how they are managed, call 509-625-6580 or email

Disposal Hours

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

North County and Valley Recycling & Transfer Stations (winter hours)

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends

Expect longer wait times at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the floor is being cleared.

Regional Solid Waste Information

County Hotline: 509.477.6800