On Spokane’s trash and recycling dilemma, there are options out there that other cities are embracing.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, for example, lets each home pick their own trash company. Each street has six different trash trucks every week from six different companies on six different days. Recycling bin is often extra. Unthinkable, I know, to waste-to-energy here, but they love it there.
In Riverside County, California, everyone gets a 96-gallon trash can. Spokane’s standard 32-gallon cans are for the elderly but no cheaper. Every-other-week 96-gallon recycling has always been the case since single-stream recycling came to be there decades ago.
Our Mead area just got single-stream recycling a few years ago.