Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

Spokane provides a comprehensive solid waste collection and disposal system that stresses reduce, reuse, + recycle. Spokane County residents produce between 800 to 1,300 tons of solid waste each day, and divert only 45% of their waste through recycling or composting. In addition, recycling cart contamination has increased from 5 to 13% since 2012. Reducing waste generation is a big priority of the Regional Solid Waste System to keep costs down and keep solid waste management, well, manageable. We hope this website is useful and are glad to have you here as a resident of the City of Spokane!

Making Room in Big Blue

Now that the City of Spokane has gone to picking up your recycling cart every other week, you might be worried about everything fitting. Here are some tips on how to make more room in your cart so you can make it until your next pick up day.

Recycle Right, Spokane!

Do You Know What to Throw
What is Accepted
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Larger Recycling Carts

What you need to know
Larger, 96-gallon recycling carts will be delivered in June to residents who have determined they need more room for their recyclables as a result of the City of Spokane's new every other week recycling collection schedule.

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