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Coeur d’Alene dumps Waste Management as hauler

After 16 years of collecting garbage in Coeur d’Alene, Waste Management has lost its contract with the city. The City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-1 to award a new …


Additional human remains found likely linked to Renton woman

Police say human remains found at a Seattle recycling center are believed to be connected to a woman who was slain and dismembered.


Opinions from past bring perspective

Editorials covered open meetings, kindergarten classes, recycling and a U.S. haven for Filipino strongman Ferdinand Marcos


Local plastic bag bans would be blocked by House bill

Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such …


Front & Center: Household recycling manager James Tieken isn’t discouraged by grim statistics

James Tieken knows recycling alone can’t save the world. Humans are too good at consuming. But the numbers don’t discourage Tieken, the City of Spokane’s recycling supervisor. He loves his …


Consumers can recycle fluorescent bulbs at local sites

Recycling fluorescent bulbs in Washington now is easier. The state Ecology Department has named more than 130 sites – including five at Spokane County businesses – where consumers can drop …


Garbage collection services change today, but users shouldn’t notice

Spokane County and its cities have been shuffling for more than a year preparing for a change in ownership of garbage collection services. Officials say if all goes according to …


Fridge recycling demonstration impresses Sheridan students

At Sheridan Elementary School last week, Herman Marioth, a manager of Jaco Environmental in Portland, took a large chisel and popped off the side of an old refrigerator. A collective …


Proposal would require City Hall to use recycled paper only

Paper-pushing at Spokane City Hall is likely to get a bit greener. A proposal expected to win council approval Monday night would require the city to use only recycled office …


Bakery draws line, achieves 100 percent landfill-free status

It’s barbecue season, so workers and conveyor systems at Franz Bakery whirled at a frantic pace Thursday to package thousands of hamburger buns. One byproduct was missing: production waste.


The Rock Doc: Plastic bags could become biofuel source

My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits …


Boeing turns to Kaiser Aluminum for recycling effort

Boeing will send 22 million pounds of aluminum scrap each year from its factories to Spokane Valley to be recycled. The metal will arrive at Kaiser Aluminum’s rolling mill in …


Spokane recycling more since new center opened

As Spokane residents hauled their new blue carts to the curbside over the past year, they recycled more materials than ever before. In the year since Spokane switched to a …


Washington state recycled 50.1 percent of material in 2012

Washington residents recycled more than 4.4 million tons of material last year, an amount equal to each person recycling 3.5 pounds of material daily. The state’s recycling rate was 50.1 …


Celebrate recycling at Mobius Science Center

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System is celebrating its 17th annual recycling campaign in conjunction with America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. The theme for the Spokane campaign is “I Want …


Earthworks Recycling’s Too Good to Recycle store thrives

There’s a strong market for secondhand brass giraffes in Spokane. At least that’s what Jim Schrock discovered when his company, Earthworks Recycling, opened its Too Good to Recycle store nearby …


Two arrests in North Spokane attempted burglary

Two men were arrested late Sunday after Spokane police responded to a burglary in progress report at Action Recycling.


Beyond recycling, 10 more ways to prolong the life of our stuff

To a textile recycler, a sweat-stained rag of a T-shirt looks like teddy-bear innards. A distance runner’s used-up sneakers? Those are reliable transportation for someone without shoes.


Trash diet success

Evidence is piling up at the new recycling center serving the Spokane region: More is being recycled. One of the biggest signs of the change is the increasing demand for …


North Idaho ventures aim to fill recycling void

Mom-and-pop startups in North Idaho are aspiring to divert some of the thousands of tons of glass bottles dumped into landfills each year. Glass recycled in Spokane County is hauled …


Doug Clark: City watching its waste, but why?

It’s an awkward feeling when someone gives you a present and you have nothing to give back in return. Like last year, when Avista gave away all those boxes of …


Changes coming in recycling programs throughout Spokane County

It wasn’t a shocking revelation, but Spokane Mayor David Condon’s unveiling of the city’s new blue recycling carts on Thursday signaled that Spokane County’s recycling system has finally caught up …


Recycling program a go in Fairfield

After months of discussion and debate, Fairfield residents now have a place to drop off recycling. A bin has been placed behind City Hall on Main Street. The town signed …


Spokane plant burns Antarctica’s food waste

Once a year, another continent’s trash turns into the Spokane Waste-to-Energy Plant’s treasure. Food waste generated by American scientists researching in Antarctica was incinerated in Spokane over a 10-day period …


Fashion’s in the bag, as in pet food bags

The kitten and puppy photos adorning pet food bags now have a wider audience beyond those who buy those products or skim the ads in glossy magazines. And so do …


Spalding family helped pioneer business of used auto parts

Today marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day, an annual reminder that we can do more to protect the planet. Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson is rightly considered a …


Arboretum is site of Compost Fair

The 32nd semi-annual Compost Fair, held by the Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers, will be April 28 at Finch Arboretum, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is part of the Arbor Day …


Pupils receive many happy returns

Students at Broadway Elementary School this week carried boxes and boxes of used inkjet and laser printer cartridges to Darren Herndon’s third-grade classroom. The cartridges were packed into a larger …


Do Your Part: Call it Swap Shop 2.0

There’s a fascinating new movement afoot – one that could ultimately create a wholesale change in how we, as consumers, get what we want. It’s a business model being called …


Bulk of what we throw away can be recycled or reused

Who really wants to contribute to our growing landfills? There are things we toss away everyday that make up the bulk of our trash and they don’t even belong in …