Materials Accepted at Regional Disposal Sites

There are several disposal options at the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System's three regional disposal sites.

Items that can be dropped off at Transfer Stations or the Waste to Energy Facility include trash, recyclables, household hazardous waste, and yard/food waste.  Below you will find a list of items frequently asked about.

FOR ELECTRONIC WASTE, PLEASE VISIT E-cycle or Spokane Waste Directory FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
 

Recyclables


  • Any mixed recyclables as allowed in Blue bins
  • Scrap metal- must be easily unloaded by resident
  • Push and riding lawn mowers (fluids removed)
  • Snow blowers (fluids removed)
  • Metal boats less than 16' or cut in half
  • BBQs with plastic parts removed
  • Paperback books
  • Hardback books with covers removed
  • Any plastics labeled 1 through 7 except plastic bags, wraps, and films

  
Household Hazardous Waste


Household Hazardous Waste are any products that may be labeled "danger", "warning", or "caution".  Maximum container size of 5 gallons accepted.  Use original container with label when possible.
  • Automotive products (oil, antifreeze, gasoline, etc)
  • Batteries
  • CFL and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Cleaning products
  • Herbicides, pesticides
  •  Needles/syringes/sharps
  • Acrylic, oil or lead based paints
  • Propane tanks (5lbs or smaller)
  • Solvents
  • Thermostats or thermometers that contain mercury
  • Small arms ammunition (no explosives)

  
Food & Yard Debris (Organic)

 
  • Bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones
  • Food and food-soiled paper, pizza boxes
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Limbs not more than 6 feet long and 3 inches in diameter
  • Sod not more than 3 inches thick (shake off all rocks and extra soil)
  • NO animal feces, rocks, dirt, or garbage

  
Trash


  • Household garbage
  • Residential appliances (will be charged as trash)
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Tree trunks
  • Latex paint (must be dried out before going to Waste to Energy, can mix with paper, litter or coffee grounds to solidify)
  • Prescription Drugs & Over-The-Counter Medications
  • Mattresses
  • Canopies
  • Camper shells with appliances removed
  • Tires (tires greater than 36" diameter must be cut in two foot pieces, 6 tires per visit)
  • Animal carcasses under 20 lbs
  • Drums/Barrels (ends removed, drums flattened)
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. 

Appliances


Residential appliances are accepted and recycled, but require a regular waste charge (same as garbage) because of special handling. Refrigerators with ammonia are not accepted at the Transfer Stations, however, they are accepted at the Waste to Energy Facility at the regular garbage rate. Commercial sized refrigerators or freezers are not accepted.
  

Secure Your Load


Loads being delivered to disposal sites must be covered with a tarp or secured with a rope or other means to prevent spillage.

Questions?


Do you have something you want to get rid of but don't see it here? Find the place that will take it! For more information, call the Spokane County Regional Recycling Line at 509-477-6800.