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Stories tagged: Waste-to-Energy Plant


Spokane City Council approves plan for more recycling

Spokane residents will soon get the ability to recycle more at the curb under a 10-year contract approved Monday by the Spokane City Council. The council voted 6-1 to approve …


Broader recycling options coming to Spokane

Spokane residents will soon get the ability to recycle more at the curb under a 10-year contract approved Monday by the Spokane City Council. The council voted 6-1 to approve …


Caldwell: Roof-raising, smart bets could be boon to West Plains

There’s nothing plain, or even new, about the economic potential of the West Plains. Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport have been mainstays for decades, their value constantly …


On a quest for renewable energy

Wind turbines are sprouting in parts of the state, their giant stalks and slowly churning blades rendering futuristic landscapes. To supporters of a law that required utilities to use more …


City foresees energy district

The potential for an energy-based development district around the Waste-to-Energy Plant could be compromised if the facility is not reclassified as an alternative-energy provider, Spokane officials said Wednesday. Mayor Mary …


Commissioners approve incinerator improvements

Getting rid of a ton of garbage may cost about $12 more next year if the Spokane City Council accepts an agreement county commissioners offered Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously approved a …


County set to approve amendments to Waste-to-Energy Plant contract

County commissioners are ready to bless a plan to make Spokane’s garbage burner more competitive with regional landfills. The deal, which could be approved today, would allow Spokane to order …


Mayor now says she’ll attend waste summit

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner reversed course Monday and said she will attend this week’s Solid Waste Summit after all. Verner had said she thought the city and Spokane County were …


Regional waste summit on, with or without Spokane

Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur regardless of whether Spokane participates, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


City, county plan waste summit

Spokane County commissioners slogged through garbage issues for three hours Tuesday on their way to a Solid Waste Summit. They authorized Chairman Al French to join Spokane Mayor Mary Verner …


County leaders balk at city’s timeline for waste plant

Establishing a garbage democracy in Spokane County may prove as difficult as bringing representative government to Afghanistan. The challenge came into sharp focus Tuesday when Spokane city officials asked county …


City, air agency could settle fine, upgrade incinerator

Spokane would have to pay a $5,000 fine and upgrade its regional trash incinerator under a proposed deal being considered by Mayor Mary Verner. The settlement, proposed by the Spokane …


Waste system reorganization sought

City and county leaders tried this week to buy some time for reorganizing the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. A committee of member governments voted 5-1 for a stopgap measure …


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 …


Mercury emissions too high during incinerator test

Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant violated air pollution law during annual air testing in June. April Westby, an environmental engineer for the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, said the agency’s director, Bill …


Curbside pickup of scraps, soiled paper to begin July 12

If it’s been bugging you that you can’t recycle that discarded pizza box from last night, worry no more. Starting July 12, city of Spokane and Waste Management trash customers …


Bill would turn Waste to Energy Plant green

OLYMPIA – How do you instantly boost the value of the electricity generated by Spokane’s waste-to-energy incinerator? You declare it renewable energy.