Construction, demolition, and land clearing waste is solid waste, largely inert, resulting from the construction, renovation, and demolitions of razing buildings, roads, and other man-made structures. The primary difference between demolition and inert waste is that demolition waste is considered susceptible to decomposition, where inert waste is considered resistant to decomposition. This waste stream often includes:
Many construction and demolition materials can be recycled or reused. Visit the Spokane Waste Directory for more information.
Items which cannot be handled by the Waste to Energy Facility (non-burnables and over-sized items) are accepted at System facilities as regular solid waste, but they are sent to the Intermodal facility rather than to the Waste to Energy facility.
Appliances, because they require special handling, must cross the scales at the regular solid waste rate. After the Freon is recovered and other hazardous components are removed (mercury switches, capacitors with PCBs in some older appliances), the appliances are recycled as scrap metal.
Moderate Risk Waste
Some Construction, Demolition, and Land Clearing Debris may require special handling. Please contact the Recycling Hot-Line at 509-477-6800 for additional information.