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Holiday closures + tree disposal

Spokane City Hall will be closed on Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 27. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 3, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and 6 p.m. legislative session.  Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24 and 25, and again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
The Spokane Municipal Court will be closed on Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31.
All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. In addition, all library branches will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. 

Tree disposal:
the City’s Solid Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers.  Once the decorations are removed, residents can place their trees alongside their garbage carts on their regularly scheduled garbage pickup days. The City will accept trees up to 6 feet in height; if they’re taller than that, cut them in half. Trees collected at curbside will be chipped up and composted. For information, call Solid Waste Management at 509-625-7878.
City and County residents also can take their undecorated, unflocked trees for disposal to the:
Waste-to-Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd.
Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road.
North Side Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road.
Here, trees taller than 6 feet should also be cut in half.Trees taken to these facilities are subject to a $5 minimum charge for clean green disposal; they will be composted. 
For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 625-6800.
Also, watch for opportunities to dispose of trees and help a good cause. Scouts, school groups, and other charitable organizations will dispose of trees for a donation.

Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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