March 1, 2007 in Voices

‘Clean green’ waste pickup resumes

The Spokesman-Review
 

Weekly curbside collection of “clean green” yard debris resumed Monday for residents served by the city of Spokane Solid Waste Management and who subscribe to the yard debris service.

Subscribers for weekly pickup from Waste Management of Spokane, which serves most Spokane County and Spokane Valley residents, can place their yard waste at curbside starting today.

Clean Green yard debris includes leaves, weeds, brush, prunings, grass clippings, pine needles and cones, sod less than three inches thick without rocks, and woody materials up to three inches in diameter and six feet long. Collection will end Nov. 30.

Those who don’t subscribe to the curbside service can deliver their yard debris to one of three sites during regular hours of operation, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The sites will accept the first 100 pounds of clean green for free. After that, the fee is 35 cents per 20 pounds of yard waste up until April 1.

There are three sites to drop off yard debris: North County Recycling/Transfer Station, 22123 N. Elk-Chattaroy Road; Valley Recycling/Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley; and the Waste to Energy Facility/Recycling Center, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd.

The stations will extend their hours after April 1. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays the sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Valley Transfer station will be open until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

The rates to drop off your yard debris will vary after April 1.

From 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be a minimum charge of $5 per 280 pounds of debris. For every 20 pounds after that, there is a 35-cent fee.

On the days that the sites are open late, the first 100 pounds of debris are free to drop off, and 35 cents for every 20 pounds after that between 3 and 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 625-6800 or visit www.solidwaste.org.

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