Recycle Right, Spokane County!

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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. Have an item you need to recycle that is not listed on our page? Visit the Spokane Waste and Recycling Directory for information on where you can recycle specific items.

Recyclables now have to be separated into their designated groups before dropping them off at the Spokane County Transfer Stations.

ave a complaint about your curbside hauler? The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) regulates the rates and services for garbage/recycling haulers. To send an official complaint to the UTC, please send an email to For more information, please visit the Washington UTC website.

Acceptable 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)

Donate your clothes, books, and small housewares:

Did you know that you can donate your unwanted clothes, books, and small housewares? Take them to one of Global Neighborhood's 3 donation bins at the following locations:

  1. The Spokane County North Transfer Station - 22123 N. Elk-Chattaroy Road, Colbert, WA 99005.
  2. The Spokane County Valley Transfer Station - 3941 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.
  3. The City of Spokane's Waste to Energy (WTE) facility - 2900 S. Geiger Blvd, Spokane, WA 99208.


For more information, please visit Global Neighborhood's Website.

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. 

Recycle Right Spokane County!

Want to know more about recycling in Washington? Take a look at the Department of Ecology/C+C's report from 2019. Test your recycling knowledge below: