Regional Solid Waste System

Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System (SCRSWS)

The Regional Solid Waste System was originally formed in 1988 by an interlocal agreement between Spokane County, the City of Spokane, and other regional cities and jurisdictions. Under that agreement, the City of Spokane took on the ownership and operation of county-wide solid waste disposal. On November 17, 2014, a new interlocal agreement was initiated. Under the new agreement, the ownership and management of the solid waste system was transferred from the City of Spokane to Spokane County. The exception to this transfer was the ownership of the Waste to Energy facility and the Northside Landfill, which are both retained by the City of Spokane with the agreement that Spokane County directs waste flow from the transfer stations to the Waste to Energy facility. 

The County is responsible for providing the framework for solid waste disposal, recycling, and educational outreach programs in unincorporated Spokane County and SCRSWS member jurisdictions. The planning information provided in the Spokane County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan will guide the solid waste decisions and activities of the SCRSWS.