Spokane has a comprehensive solid waste system, including an optional service to pick up yard waste and food scraps at the curb. Customers receive a green cart for their green waste.
The cart can take:
We'll collect it all and send it for composting.
The service runs from March through November, and is suspended during December, January, and February. Collection occurs on the same day as garbage pickup between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Current rates are listed on our Utility Rates page. If you need your cart emptied during the winter months, there is an extra charge of $4.33. Customers must retain the yard waste service for at least one year; customers who cancel the service before that time will pay a cart restocking fee of $29.32. Similarly, a customer who restarts the service less than a year after cancelling it will pay the same fee for redelivery.
And, as always, if we've missed your collection or have only partially emptied your cart, call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489). We'll work to remedy the situation.
For more information about composting, check out our composting page.
Give us a call at 3-1-1 to start the service.