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City OKs Waste-to-Energy deal

City leaders on Monday agreed for the second time this year to a deal that keeps Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant open another three years. The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to …


Waste disposal costs to rise

Revisions in the contract for operating Spokane’s garbage incinerator would contribute to a proposed 10.2 percent increase in countywide garbage disposal costs. County commissioners directed their staff Wednesday to take …


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 …


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 …


Menke named Spokane solid waste manager

Spokane leaders have picked the person they hope will salvage the regional system for disposing of trash throughout Spokane County. The City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Russ …