Construction, Demolition & Land Clearing Debris

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:
  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Gypsum
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Salvaged components (doors, windows, plumbing fixtures)
  • Soil
  • Trees, stumps, earth, and rock
  • Wood
If you have CDL material you need to dispose of, you can take it to one of the three regional disposal sites or check out the Spokane Waste Directory Database to find out what you can take where.

Recycling & Reuse Opportunities

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.

White Goods

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.