Materials Accepted at Regional Disposal Sites
The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System’s (SCRSWS) goal is to keep the community safe and healthy while continuing to provide essential waste disposal services. Our first priority will always be the health and safety of our community, customers, and employees.
CURRENT OPERATIONAL STATUS: As of March 23, the North County and Valley Transfer Stations are still open to the public. Although disposing of household garbage is necessary to ensure a healthy living space, please limit all trips to the Spokane County Transfer Stations to essential trips only. We are experiencing heavy attendance with long lines and wait times. Each trip out can put the transfer station staff, and yourself, at risk. Think about maintaining the yard or spring cleaning another day, or consider holding materials to be disposed of at a later time. Any effort to reduce the amount of trips to the Transfer Stations would be appreciated, and please check often with our current status before visiting our facilities.
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
To learn more about E-Cycle Washington watch this video or call 1-800-RECYCLE.
- Sorted Recyclables - See the "Recycling" page for more information
- 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
Transfer Stations are going to begin separating recyclable items. Due to recent market shifts, separated recyclables are more easily made into new things.
Please help us keep recycling sustainable by separating your items into individual bins. Separate by glass (bottles and jars, no lids), plastic (1 and 2, No lids), cardboard (flattened), mixed paper, and metal cans, and scrap metal.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste are any products that may be labeled "danger", "warning", or "caution". Use original container with label when possible.
- Automotive products (oil, antifreeze, gasoline, etc)
- CFL and fluorescent light bulbs (limit 10 bulbs per visit)
- Cleaning products
- Herbicides, pesticides
- Acrylic, oil or lead based paints
- Propane tanks (5lbs or smaller)
- Thermostats or thermometers that contain mercury
- Small arms ammunition (no explosives)
- Businesses need to call Clean Harbors for disposal information 509-535-3847
- Personnel will no longer be pouring flammable material, which means you will not receive your container back
- There will be a 5 gallon limit for individual HHW material types per day
- There will be a total limit of 15 gallons combined HHW material per day
- Bark, weeds, twigs, pine needles, pine cones
- Food and food-soiled paper, pizza boxes
- Grass clippings
- 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
- Household garbage
- Residential appliances (will be charged as trash)
- Construction and demolition debris
- Tree trunks (split if needed, must be easy to load/unload)
- 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
- 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 35 lbs. can be taken to the North or Valley Transfer Stations, the Waste To Energy Facility accepts carcasses under 35 lbs. anytime and those over 35 lbs. by appointment only - call (509) 625-6580.
- Drums/Barrels (ends removed, drums flattened)
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.
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.