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
  • Stumps (under 10" in diameter)
  • 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.

Asbestos containing materials are not accepted at the Transfer Stations or Waste to Energy Facility. Asbestos is hazardous and found in many construction materials. To protect public health from exposure to asbestos, activities such as demolition and renovation of buildings, homes and other structures must be done in accordance with asbestos regulations. Visit the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency for more information on asbestos and requirements for renovation and demolition projects. Call Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency at 509-477-4727 for questions.

Graham Road Recycling & Disposal Facility accepts asbestos only on Monday - Friday from 7 am to 2:30 pm. 
Generally 24 hours notice is sufficient but larger quantities may require a few days notice. Must be double bagged in 6 mm plastic bags. You will need to fill out an Asbestos Waste Shipment Record. Call 509-244-0151 for an appointment. 

Demolition permits are required to assure that your site is left in a safe, sanitary condition and that the structure is removed from the Assessor's property tax rolls. Visit Spokane County Building & Planning for more information on permits.

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.