Recycle Right, Spokane County!

ATTENTION: Due to the increased number of visitors at the Spokane County transfer stations, please expect long wait times. In addition, the 2.75% card use fee will continue at both transfer station sites starting Sept 1st, 2020.

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 STATUS AS OF August 28, 2020:

    • Monday through Sunday hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and the available services will include garbage, yard waste, and recycling drop off.
    • Please limit your trips to essential needs only. Stay Home, Stay Safe.
    • Expect long wait times.
    • Credit/debit transactions are preferred over cash (the 2.75% card use fee will continue at both transfer station sites starting September 1st, 2020).

     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. For additional information about recycling right, or to learn more about Spokane County's current recycling projects and programs, visit our Let's Talk Trash page.

    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

    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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