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Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place.


Reclaimed dump site to become Pride Prep sports field

The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school’s sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . …


Stormwater tanks prep work turns up landfill, fire waste

There’s an old landfill on East Sprague Avenue that used to be set on fire whenever its piles grew too high. After a massive fire ravaged downtown Spokane and destroyed …


Garbage talks hinge on control

City and county officials agree they want to retain a regional garbage-disposal system when expiring contracts begin dissolving the current arrangement next year. But Spokane County and other member governments …


Local trash volume uneven

Nationally, Waste Management Inc. has seen a 14 percent drop in the volume of trash brought to the company’s network of 273 landfills. But at the Graham Road landfill near …