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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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2010 recycling rate higher than state average

Residents of Spokane County are getting the hang of recycling. According to the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and the Washington state Department of Ecology, the county recycled 331,793 tons …


Develop a plan to become a more seasoned recycler

Do you ever feel guilty when you put something in the trash because you don’t feel like walking to the recycling bin? Do you toss food scraps in with the …


Do Your Part: Treat yourself to a trash-free Christmas

That classic line from the Grinch about Christmas always tugs at my heart this time of year. It’s when he realizes the true meaning of the season, “How could it …


Do Your Part: Recycling is great, but so is reusing

Americans create an average of 4.5 pounds of trash a day and much of it comes from our kitchens. Recycling is one option to reduce all that trash and composting …


Do Your Part: Recycle outdated items responsibly

All of us are guilty of stashing away outdated items that we just don’t know what to do with. It could be VHS tapes or expired medicines or outdated phone …


Do Your Part: Cleaning out your purse? Remember to recycle

Most women are familiar with purses filled to the brim with a whole lot of stuff they just don’t need or want. Think about all the business cards, plastic, receipts, …


Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions

Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of …


Locally made T. rex leaves small environmental footprint

There’s a new toy in town but its origins are positively prehistoric. The Recyclosaur, a Tyrannosaurus rex model kids can decorate, made its retail debut in April at Whiz Kids …


Glass struggle: Spokane’s hard-to-use resource

Spokane’s giant stockpile of beer bottles and other glass is about to shrink. Faced with fewer options and higher costs for recycling glass, in late 2008 the city began taking …


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 …


Recycling program coming to Spokane

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – At the receiving end of the Waste Management recycling facility here, unsorted mounds of cans, bottles, cardboard and paper climb 15 feet up the walls. Front loaders …


Do Your Part: We all have room to improve

Lots of us so-called “greenies” have a few skeletons in the closet. I’m not talking about things that would have the police racing to our door, just those that would …


Recycling plan proposed for West Plains

Sunshine Disposal wants to introduce curbside recycling service in a large portion of its West Plains territory. Spokane County commissioners were briefed this week on the proposal, which calls for …


Do Your Part: Recycling makes difference in kitchen

We know that the heart of the home is in the kitchen. So, what better place to set up your own green headquarters? Going green at home means creating a …


Do Your Part: Don’t throw out your electronic waste

Electronic waste is on the rise in the United States at a startling rate. In fact, it is growing at nearly three times the rate of any other kind of …


More residents recycling in CdA

The number of people taking part in curbside recycling in Coeur d’Alene has shot up since last fall, when the city doubled the number of items it accepts and allowed …


Kids’ calendar art features recycling tips

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System has published a 2011 recycling calendar illustrated by Spokane schoolchildren. It’s available for free at the Regional Solid Waste System office, located downtown in …


City will recycle Christmas trees

Undecorated Christmas trees will be picked up, chipped up and composted if Spokane residents put them out on garbage day.


Holiday recycling can get you on the nice list

Once Santa’s sleigh has left the neighborhood and the gifts have all been opened, there are a few important items you’ll want to make sure you get rid of the …


Outdoor store pushes reuse, recycling

Spokane outdoor retailer Mountain Gear is collecting used items – footwear, jackets, pants, shirts, socks, tents, harnesses, backpacks and other cloth-based items – for reuse or recycling. People can drop …


Do Your Part: Keep waste under wraps at your holiday bash

With the holidays fast approaching the plans for parties are already under way. From Thanksgiving dinner to a New Year’s Eve bash, it’s easy to throw a fabulous get-together without …


CdA making recycling easier

The Lake City is aiming to become a less wasteful city. The city of Coeur d’Alene’s recycling program is expanding through a system that is sweeping the nation. New 64-gallon …


Do Your Part: Ease away from paper towels, napkins

There is a secret obsession taking place in kitchens across America. It’s an addiction to paper towels and napkins. I know they’re easy and convenient and sanitary, but there are …


Apartment dwellers can be eco-friendly too

So you’re a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won’t splurge on solar panels. Don’t fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers …


It can pay to recycle ink, toner cartridges

Did you know that Americans use hundreds of millions of ink and toner cartridges for printers every year? And estimates are that 70 percent of those are being sent straight …


Doug Clark: Robber to be commended for sustainability act

It’s Sustainable September, folks, which makes it the perfect time to give a little credit to those who are going the extra mile for the planet. In that regard, I …


New composting facilities give stores the green light

Managers of Spokane Valley-based Yoke’s Fresh Market say they’re saving $7,000 a week by separating food waste from store garbage and sending it to a regional composting facility. Yoke’s seven …


City using crushed glass for road-building

Until recently, empty bottles and jars had to be hauled hundreds of miles from Spokane to be transformed into recycled products. Glass collected at the curb was trucked to Calgary, …


Mobius teaching kids to give old items new functions

The items might sound like rubbish at first – toilet paper rolls, plastic bottles, egg cartons, scraps of paper. But in the hands of an imaginative child, they quickly become …