Recycle Right, Spokane County!

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.

Beginning January 2, 2020:

Due to recent market shifts, sorted recyclables have a higher value than comingled recyclables. New cleanliness standards have been imposed on recycling worldwide, resulting in much higher processing costs for comingled recycling. With your help, we can bypass these unsustainable processing costs and keep recycling available for County residents at our transfer stations. We are asking residents for their help in returning to the practice (pre-2015) of sorting recyclables when dropping them off at the transfer stations. Each of these items will have to be sorted into their designated groups before drop-off:

  • Glass
  • Plastics, Nos. 1 and 2
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Magazines, cereal boxes, paper bags and egg cartons
  • Colored paper and manila envelopes
  • White office paper and newspaper
  • Tin cans and scrap metal
  • Aluminum cans
Reducing waste by recycling is one of Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System's main objectives. There are many options for recycling in our area, and recycling can reduce your costs. For a list of specific materials that the Spokane County transfer stations and WTE Facility can accept, go here.

Look up individual items through the Spokane Waste Directory

Single Stream Recycling (clean, empty, dry)

RR Aluminum Cans Q


Aluminum cans

RR Cardboard Q


Corrugated and non-corrugated cardboard

RR Pizza Boxes Q


Clean pizza boxes

RR Office Paper Q


Mixed paper (not shredded)

RR Paper Q


Most types of paper (no coated or laminated)

RR Steel Cans Q


Other metal and tin cans (no lids or tips)



Plastic bottles, tubs, and jugs (empty, no lids)
RR Glass Q Green-Check-Mark
Glass - check with your local trash/recycling hauler to see if they accept glass in the recycling bin, or take it to one of the Spokane County transfer stations.

Non-recyclable materials

nobags cross-out
Plastic bags and film
Plastic Caps cross-out
Any plastic that is not a bottle, tub, or jug
Styrofoam Cups cross-out
Shredded Paper cross-out
Shredded paper
Trash Picture cross-out
EWaste cross-out
TV's and electronics (E-Cycle WA)
RR CFL Q cross-out
Light bulbs (Light Recycle WA)
RR HH Batteries Q cross-out
Household hazardous waste (batteries, syringes, aerosol cans, chemicals, etc.)
Hoses cross-out
Garden hoses, Christmas lights, or wires
Greasy_Pizza_Box cross-out
Food-soiled pizza boxes and paper (Yard Waste)

Light Recycling

Recycling of mercury-containing lights is now free in Washington state at authorized collection sites (including SCRSWS transfer stations), thanks to the Washington Mercury-Containing Lights Stewardship Program and LightRecycle Washington.


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

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