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ADOPT A HIGHWAY- 324-6585 Brenda - DOT Maintenance
Must sign up for 2 miles - NO CHARGE -State Hwy. ONLY. Clean up 4 times a year. Vests and Bags provided.
Signs posted to identify "your" mile.
ADOPT A LANDSCAPE - 324-6585 Brenda - DOT Maintenance
Landscape, plant trees and water for the first 2 years.
AEROSOL CANS - ONLY Completely empty cans may go in trash. Even empty cans should NOT be placed in a trash compactor. Never burn in burn barrel or fireplace. OK to burn at WTE - and metal is recycled out of ash.
ALCOHOL - (Rubbing Alcohol) Flush down the drain with lots of water.
ALUMINUM CLEANER - (Containing phosphoric acid)
ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS may be flushed down the drain with lots of water; rinse container before discarding. Old and larger unused amounts may be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste drop site.
AMALGAM - See MERCURY OR DENTAL WASTE
ALUMINUM FOOD TRAYS - Must be clean to recycle as scrap non-ferrous metal.
AMMONIA - Cleaners containing ammonia: Flush down the drain with lots of water (ONLY if on a sewer system); rinse the container before discarding. Use care to avoid splashes. Be extremely careful not to mix ammonia-based cleaners and chlorine bleaches; a poisonous gas will be produced.
AMMONIA HYDROXIDE - Used to develop blue prints. May be flushed down drain with lots of water – ONLY if on City sewer system.
AMMUNITION - SMALL ARMS & SPORTING -
They will take small arms & sporting ammunition at the HHW sites. EXPLOSIVES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES.
ANIMAL CARCASSES - (Rendering) Baker Commodities Inc.- - 1 (800) 551-0501, or 534-2137 4423 E Hutton (takes Commercial cooking oil ONLY). Will take deer. They DO Not take sheep, llamas, alpacas or goats of any size.
For animals not accepted by Baker Commodities - Animals less than 20 lbs will be accepted at the WTE site and the transfer stations. For animals larger than 20 lbs. call Geoff Glenn 625-7988 for permission to dispose of them at the Northside Landfill.
Road Kill - CITY of Spokane - Spokanimal 534-8133
COUNTY - County Engineers 477-3600
COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL 477-2532 for dogs and cats ONLY
STATE HIGHWAYS (DOT) 324-6000
ANIMAL FECES - Dog and Cat
RESIDENTIAL - Bag and place in trash.
RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION SERVICES - May dispose of ONLY at the WTE plant. They must tell the attendant what the load contains and then they will be directed to the designated drop area.
ANTIFREEZE - RECYCLE FIRST
RESIDENTIAL - May be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste Drop site (at the WTE plant or one of the two transfer stations) for recycling. They will take up to 15 gallons at a time in 5 gallon or smaller containers.
COMMERCIAL amounts - See Hazardous Waste Disposal in the Yellow Pages.
ANTIFREEZE RECYCLING -
OIL RE-REFINING - Antifreeze Drop- Must schedule drop-off. 11916 E. Empire, 928-4008
ANTISTATIC BRUSHES-Return expired radioactive strip to manufacturer. Household HazardousWaste Drop Site WILL NOT ACCEPT
APPLIANCES - see WHITE GOODS.
ASBESTOS - It is asbestos if it is “friable” (meaning you can crumble it and particles will become air born)-- DON'T DO THIS. White or gray in color, fibers are short light paper fibers. DOES NOT LOOK LIKE FIBERGLASS!
DO NOT attempt to REMOVE building materials like duct wrapping YOURSELF. Waste asbestos cannot be swept up or vacuumed up by home equipment, trying to do so only raises clouds of invisible asbestos dust.
Leftover household items containing asbestos, such as ironing board covers, should be placed in heavy plastic bags and put in the trash.
ASBESTOS - PROCEDURES FOR DISPOSAL - SEE Safety Equipment & Clothing in Yellow Pages to purchase special bags and protective equipment OR use heavy duty plastic bags and double bag, label and tape shut.
Call GRAHAM ROAD RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY - 244-0151
(Call First) - M-F, 7am-4pm for appt. Can only take asbestos Mon. – Fri. from 7 am to 2:30 pm. NO appointments for weekend disposal. GENERALLY 24 hours notice is sufficient; but larger quantities may require a few days' notice. Must be double bagged in 6mm plastic bags.
The charge is $23 per cubic yard, $23 is minimum charge. You will need to fill out an Asbestos Waste Shipment Record. They will FAX you the form or it can be filled out once you get there. (It works best if you fill out the form ahead of time.) Fax# 244-0207
ASBESTOS QUESTIONS - Call SCAPCA 477-4727 ext. 108 (Deirdre Fitzgerald) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. They will provide the names of labs that do sample testing.
ASBESTOS REMOVAL - See Yellow Pages under ASBESTOS ABATEMENT.
ASBESTOS TESTING - See Yellow Pages under ASBESTOS CONSULTING & TESTING
AUTO BODY FILLER - Mix resin and hardener, after hardening is complete, solid may be placed in trash.
AUTOMOBILES - (Abandoned Vehicles)
CITY of Spokane on Public Street, Right Of Way - 625-4246
CITY of Spokane on Private Property - Unwanted vehicle removal at the request of property owner, landlord or property management representative.
Spokane Police Dept. - 625-4246
Spokane Code Enforcement - 625-6083 or 625-6854
Spokane COUNTY - Call County Sheriff - 477-2240
Zoning Dept. - 477-7200
AUTOMOBILES - (Removal & Recycling)
AA AUTO SALVAGE – 456-4367 or 1-800-378-4367 They pick up COUNTY wide. Need a title or call to find out how to get proper paperwork.
SPAULDING AUTO PARTS - 924-3300
WHITEY’S WRECKING – 489-3850 or 1-800-735-2376
AMERICAN RECYCLING - 535-4271- CALL FIRST- They take car bodies with proper paper work.
PACIFIC RECYCLING - 535-1673 - CALL FIRST - Takes car bodies with proper paper work, IF NOT, they must be in four piece They take only metal parts (NO seats or glass). Must have all the fluids drained.
CARS FOR CHARITY - 928-1900 Need not be running, but must be a complete car, free of trash and they must have a title. Can tow if in
WA. COUNCIL OF THE BLIND – 1-800-576-2956 Free pickup. Tax deduction (Fair market value-IRS) They do all the paperwork – running or not. Take vehicles, real estate lots, boats, RV’s and more.
ALSO SEE YELLOW PAGES- under Auto Wreckers and Used Parts
AUTOMOTIVE - GASOLINE TANKS - Go in ferrous metal bin, they should have caps removed and a 1/4" hole put in the bottom. It should be free of residue.
AUTOMOTIVE - TRANSMISSIONS - They can go in ferrous metals bin at transfer stations. All OIL and TRANSMISSION FLUID must be drained out.
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BAILING WIRE - Make wire into bundles, may be rusty. Take to scrap metals recycler or scrap metals drop sites at the WTE and transfer stations.
BALLASTS - See FLUORESCENT BALLASTS.
BARRELS - Non Commercial - Residential "Burn Barrels" - drums with one end removed and NOT containing unknown residue or NOT containing non-burnable or hazardous material residue can be flattened and go across the scales as trash.
Commercial over five (5) gallons, Residential over 50 gallons - Must have ends removed or have holes punched in ends to preclude it containing liquid, and be triple rinsed, (no visible residue left on sides). These go across scales as trash.
SUGGESTION - Customer may find that a recycler or other business would accept the barrels as containers - NOT recyclable metal. Also see
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING - 534-1638 (Will take or have for sale) Plastic 15-50gal barrels and clean metal barrels with removable or fixed lids. Also may take 5 gal buckets or almost any plastic container if the right situation. Please call first.
AMERICAN RECYCLING - 535-4271 May take them if they are clean, tripled rinsed, nothing dripping out. Also may take them if top is off—use them for shipping. Please call first.
BATTERY - AUTO - Trade in or take to a local battery shop. Residents may also take them to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off or place them next to the recycling bin for curbside pick-up.
USED VEHICLE BATTERY COLLECTION LOCATIONS -
Companies listed will take used automotive and other vehicle lead-acid gel batteries. Other sorts of lead-acid gel batteries are also accepted by some of these companies. Prices are mainly determined by weight, please call.
Valley Recycling Transfer Station, N. 3941 Sullivan Rd.- 625-6885
Standard Battery Bargain Store, N. 1106 Pines Rd. - 924-7686
Les Schwab Tire Center, E. 15915 Sprague - 922-5710
Toby’s Battery and Automotive Electric, N. 3211 Cook - 484-5114
(Industrial batteries, wheel plates, anything with lead) They will take all federally regulated batteries (i.e. mercury etc) for a charge. They take NiCad and Lithium batteries, and household batteries.
*Standard Battery Bargain Store, E. 2020 Wellesley - 489-4331
North County Recycling Transfer Station, Hwy2/Elk-Chattaroy Rd.- 625-6880
Les Schwab Tire Center, N. 8103 Division - 467-5107
Earthworks Recycling, E. 1904 Broadway - 534-1638
*Interstate Batteries(No NiCad), E. 5417 Trent - 534-0676, will pick up large amounts.
Les Schwab Tire Center, E. 6320 Alki - 534-0564
*Standard Batteries, N. 601 Napa - 534-7879
WTE Recycling Center, S. 2900 Geiger Blvd. - 625-6879
Les Schwab Tire Center, N. 7 Spokane St., Cheney - 235-5700
Cheney Recycling, 100 Anderson Road, Cheney - 235-6949
*Takes vehicle and other lead-acid gel batteries.
BATTERIES - Hearing Aid- These batteries often contain mercury or silver and should not be incinerated.
BATTERIES - HOUSEHOLD - Put in plastic bag and tie shut or use a zip-lock bag. Place on top of items in bingee for curbside pick-up.
Batteries may also be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. OR Take them to one of the businesses or recycling centers participating in the Household Battery Drop-off Collection Program in Spokane County. Types of batteries accepted: AAAA through D (rechargeable OK), lantern batteries 6 volt through 9 volt, and button cells (hearing aid, watch, calculator, etc.).
BATTERY - ACID SPILL - (Lead-acid) - Small amount - Flush area with water. DO NOT GET ON SKIN. OK to flush per water treatment plant. Large amount spilled - Immediately call Fire Dept. or Police and Department of Ecology at 329-3400.
BLUEPRINTS – Old process (using ammonia) dispose of in garbage. If new process check with Earthworks Recycling 534-1638 CALL FIRST.
BOOKS - PAPERBACKS Thermoguard 535-4600.
BOOKS - HARDBACK
Earthworks Recycling - 534-1638. Covers may be left on. Call first.
Du-Mor Recycling - 489-6482. Covers must be off. Call first.
Also see Yellow pages for used book dealers, otherwise they are garbage.
BOTTLES - BEER See recycler that accepts glass or bring to WTE or Transfer stations and put in glass bins in the recycling area.
BRAKE FLUID - Household amounts - Place in sealed and clearly marked container and take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Sites. Small amounts (if spilled) may be wiped up or mixed with absorbent (cat litter, sawdust, etc.) let dry out and double bag in plastic and place in trash. Commercial amounts - See Hazardous Waste Disposal in the Yellow Pages or call DOE (509) 329-3400
BUILDING SUPPLIES -
HABITAT-SPOKANE BUILDERS SURPLUS STORE – 850 E. Trent, 535-9517 Hours – Tues.- Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am- 4pm
Donations that cannot be used in a Habitat home are sold through the Builders Surplus Store - Can use any NEW building materials and will take healthy yard shrubs.
Brown Building Materials - 535-0112 CALL FIRST
St. Vincent De Paul - 535-2491 CALL FIRST. They will pick up useable items. They will take doors and windows dropped off by the public. They can’t pick them up because of the chance of breakage.
PLASTIC LUMBER SOURCES
Arrow Contracting Service - Resource Building Products 6003 E. Sharp 534-5959
Plastic lumber for decking is available at South Regal Lumberyard, BMC West, Evergreen Wholesale Lumber, Lumberman’s Building Centers, Country Homes Building Supply & Ziegler Building Materials. (Brand names are Trex, Choice Dek, Nexwood, StranDEK and Resource Building Products.) Also See Lumber
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CANOPIES & CAMPER SHELLS -
NO GLASS/WOOD/INSULATION ATTACHED
American Recycling-535-4271 Call for price.
Pacific Recycling 535-1673 Call for price.
Camper Shells and Canopies
Spaulding Auto Parts 924-3300. Will sometimes buy camper shells; may take without customer paying; if not interested, can provide the owner with the name/number of Salvage Dealers who might be interested. CALL FIRST
Can be taken to the Northside Landfill fir disposal 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through friday. 5502 N. Nine Mile road. Refrigerators are OK, but all tanks must be empty (gray water, black water, and fresh water).
CAR BODIES & ABANDONED CARS - See Automobiles
CARS FOR DONATION - Cars for Charity - 928-1900 Must be complete cars (don’t have to be running), free of trash, and they must have a title.
CARBURETOR CLEANER - See SOLVENTS for proper disposal.
CARPET PAD RECYCLING - SEE Urethane Recycling
Spokane Recycling – 535-0284 Clean rebond carpet pad (not waffle type) and upholstery foam
CAR WAX - Containing Petroleum Distillates. Give to someone who will use it or take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
CATALOGS - High quality glossy (like magazines) may be taken as part of a load of magazines to Spokane Recycling (509) 535-0284 CALL FIRST. Absolutely NO other catalogs. Glued back catalogs OK if the glued back is completely cut off. Curbside Blue Bin will accept them if they are glossy (like magazines), stapled and under 1/4 in. thick.
THERMOGUARD INSULATION - (509) 535-4600 125 N. Dyer. They do not pay. NO hard-bound catalogs. Call first.
CATALYTIC CONVERTERS - Contact scrap metals recycler for further information.
CELLULAR PHONES - REUSE - Most major cell phone retailers will take any used cell phone, whether or not it came from them and whether or not you buy a new phone from them. Call retailers first before taking phones to them.
Or, donate phones to:
Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium - (509) 835-4500
Spokane Neighborhood Action Pograms - (509) 456-7111, ext 242
YWCA Alternatives for Domestic Violence - (509) 326-1190
Du-Mor Recycling - (509) 489-6482
Earthworks Recycling - (509) 534-1638
Recycle Techs - (509) 926-1605
Spokane Recycling - (509) 535-0284
You can also take cellular phones and chargers to the waste to energy facility or transfer stations - (509) 625-6800
Or recycle in your curbside bin. Seal in a plastic bag, along with household batteries, and place on the top of the recyclables in your bin.
CERAMIC GLAZES - Glazes containing lead or uranium should be solidified by firing, then placed in the trash.
CFC'S - See FREON
CHEMISTRY SETS - Deliver to Household Hazardous Waste Drop site. Most of the chemicals are not hazardous, but sorting them requires special knowledge.
CHLORINE BLEACH - DO NOT MIX WITH AMMONIA OR ANYTHING ELSE.
Use up according to label directions or give to someone who will. Small amounts may be flushed down the drain if you are on city sewer system. Avoid this if on a septic system. Rinse or wash container and recycle if possible. If unable to use, take to Household Hazardous Drop site.
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Used - Contact local day care centers, churches, schools, etc. for use as art projects or they can be mailed to:
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
PO Box 60100
Boulder City, NV 89006-0100
(702) 293-3131 Mailing address:
They also take All Occasion cards. They use only the fronts
CHROME POLISH - Containing Petroleum Distillates. Give to someone who will use it or take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
CLAY FLOWER POTS - CENTERPOINTE can use them.- 325-5451
COMPOST- MASTER GARDENERS - 477-2048
COMPOST BINS -Compost Tumbler 1-800-880-2345
COMPRESSORS - Compressors from refrigeration systems, compressor motors may be disposed of in general solid waste as long as compressor oil has been drained out.
NON-PROFIT RESOURCES (NRR) Division of NRF 325-4303, Sandy Gill Serve mainly as a clearing house. Will try to find a buyer, but they have no room to store them.
UNITED WAY - 838-6581 - Call first. They fax the information to their agencies. They don’t take them themselves.
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING – 534-1638 - Call first. Will take computer monitors and equipment, televisions, consumer electronics, copiers and fax machines, power cables/connectors, telephones and batteries. There is a charge.
DU-MOR RECYCLING - 489-6482 - Call first. Will take computer monitors and equipment, TVs,comsumer electronics, copiers, fax machines, power cables/connectors, telephones and batteries. There is a charge.
COMPUTER STATION - 926-2003, 509 N. Sullivan Rd, Suite E. Buys used computers. Interested in working printers, monitors, etc. Take Pentium 3 and up. Will do up grades, repairs and they build custom systems. Call first.
SPOKANE RECYCLING - 535-0284 - Call first. Will take computers, keyboards, speakers, mouse, printers, cables, TVs, fax machines, microwaves, VCR/DVD player, steros, and cell phones and cell phne batteries. There is a charge.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK – Jill Hanson, 534-6678 ex 254. She handles donations of non-food items and donations from
businesses. CALL FIRST to see if they have room for them and are interested in them.
EASTER SEAL – To donate computers to Easter Seal call Jinette, 326-8292. They would like Super Mac’s or Windows machines with a Pentium 166 or higher. Also looking for volunteers to help put them together into usable machines.
RECYCLE TECHS - 926-1605 - Call first. Will take computers that meet their specifications, cell phones, copiers, ATM machines, fax machines. Free pick-ups within the Spokane area.
CAMAS INSTITUTE - 244-9519- Call first. No monitors.
For people who are interested in buying a used computer, they can try Eager Beaver Computers, Computer Station, or the school districts (Riverside, Deer Park or Lakeside)
CONSTRUCTION WASTE - See Demolition Waste
COOKING OIL - Recycling of used cooking oil (Commercial ONLY)
Baker Commodities - 4423 E. Hutton 1-800-551-0501, 534-2137 or 535-5435. SEE also Animal Carcasses
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD - Flatten and recycle at the transfer stations, curbside, or a recycling center.
COSMETICS - Waving lotion in home permanent, relaxer in hair straighteners, depilatory, and cuticle remover. When these contain sodium or potassium hydroxide, or thiogycolate: Flush down drain (ONLY if on sewer system) with lots of water; rinse container before discarding. Perfume, cologne, after shave, pre-shave for electric shavers: These products contain a lot of alcohol. Pour down drain with a large amount of water (ONLY if on sewer system). Nail polish: Remove cap and allow polish to solidify before placing in the trash. Nail polish remover: Flush down drain with lots of water. ONLY if on sewer system.
CRAFT MATERIALS - the following agencies and programs can utilize a variety of items.
EXPRESS PROGRAM – 354-7335, Lisa White, School Dist 81. Will take a variety of items.
YMCA DAY-CARE - 838-3577 ex 139, Carol Schulz. Posterboard and Poster paper, containers with lids, such as yogurt, Cool Whip, margarine tubs, also, plastic dishpans or other bins that can go on shelves for toys.
CENTERPOINTE (Formerly SPOKANE REHABILITATION CENTER) Margaret Getoor, 325-5451. Can use material scraps, clay pots pots all sizes, yarn, plastic canvas and ceramic molds.
FAMILY CARE RESOURCES (LENDING LIBRARY OR PROVIDER CONNECTION) - 482-0996, ex 107, Barb Giachetti Pager, 623-7621. They are part of NRF - Northwest Regional Facilitators. They will take gray paper, cardboard, Babywipe containers, other types of containers, styrofoam trays, etc.
SPOKANE ART SCHOOL - 328-0900, Linda Kraut. Looking for egg cartons, baby food jars, wood scraps, cardboard, vinyl scraps, good quality paper from bond to velum, etc.
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DEAD ANIMALS - See ANIMAL CARCASSES
DEMOLITION WASTE -
GRAHAM ROAD RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY - 244-0151 (Call First)
M-F 7-4 Just past the main gate of FAFB - take first left. It is 1/2 mile south of Hwy 2 on Graham Rd.
Inert and wood waste ........... $5.50/cu yd
Demo waste and sheetrock ..... $8.50/cu yd.
Lath and Plaster .................. $8.50/cu yd.
Stumps (6 in. or larger) .......... $12.00/cu yd.
Asbestos(24 hr. notice required) .$ 23.00/cu yd. M-F 7am to 2:30 pm ONLY, $23.00 minimum. Must be double wrapped in 6 mil plastic.
Tires (Call for tire prices - they vary according to size)
Special waste: petroleum contaminated soil, Creosote contaminated wood, railroad ties, industrial waste, etc. Call for prices.
They also sell crushed rock, top soil, sand, gravel, recycled asphalt and concrete. Call for quote and availability.
BUSY BEE – 244-5049, 981-0517, or 990-1055, 14910 W. Craig Rd. Takes inert demolition material only. Wood, metal, dirt, pallets, brush, yard waste, concrete, glass and all roofing materials. No garbage. $8/cu.yd, M-F 7am – 4 pm, by appointment on weekends.
INLAND ASPHALT LANDFILL Valley–927-9747 or 534-2657, 44th & Sands Road. Open M-F 8-5 (April-Oct) May extend depending on weather. Accepts: Brick, concrete, asphalt, Rock/gravel, shattered glass, clean fill dirt..... $8.00/cu yd.
N0 sod, asphalt shingles, drywall, or wood waste.
DIVERSIFIED RECYCLING INDUSTRY - 467-2823 - 8716 N. Green Lane. Open M-F 7:00am to 6:00pm, Sat. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rock/dirt, pallets, lumber, logs and limbs, fencing and decking. Anything wood.
ABCO WOOD RECYCLING - 220-4234. 3704 E. Dalke. Wood only. $ 7.50/cu yd. $10 minimum.
CANNON HILL INDUSTRIES - 465-8227. Wood only.
DENTAL WASTE - AMALGAM
Scrap amalgam is harmful to the environment due to the mercury and silver content and should not be put into the garbage or dumped down the drain.
Scrap amalgam - Cover amalgam with a solution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite diluted between 1:10 and 1:100 with water or a 10% bleach solution in a plastic container with a screw lid. Amalgam should be covered with solution to an inch above the surface of the amalgam. Label: “Contact Amalgam”. Caveat! If you separate contact and non-contact amalgam in your office, please do not combine them. They should be placed in separate containers and labeled separately.
DISPOSAL OPTIONS: You can take your amalgam (covered with 10% bleach solution for sterilization) for free to any Spokane disposal facility
in the Household Hazardous Waste area.
You may also mail your amalgam directly to a mercury reclamation company or hire a local hazardous waste management company to handle the amalgam for you. Ask about fees!
Advanced Environmental Recycling Corp., CA - (800) 628-3675
Bethlehem Resource Recovery Div., PA - (610) 838-7034
Mercury Refining Co., Inc., NY - (800) 833-3505
M Group - (509) 710-2409
Safety Kleen - (509) 928-8353
DIESEL FUEL - Household amounts - Old or contaminated - Place in 5 gallon or smaller container, sealed and clearly marked as to contents and take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site. Commercial amounts check the yellow pages for hazardous waste disposal companies.
DISINFECTANT - Small quantities may be flushed down the drain with lots of water (unless on a septic system). Industrial strength disinfectants from households should be delivered to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site.
DRAIN CLEANER / OPENER - Containing sodium hydroxide - DO NOT ALLOW CONTACT WITH SKIN - Use all of product or give to someone who will. Rinse (Do Not Get Rinse Water On Hands) and dispose of empty container in trash. Small quantities may be flushed down the toilet with lots of water. If on septic tank, take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site. NEVER mix with another cleaner or chlorine bleach.
DRINK BOXES – These are not recyclable in Spokane. There is a drop off site in Pullman at WSU. It is a recycling center at the edge of campus. They must be flattened and rinsed out. For more information on the recycling of drink boxes call Laura Dobins - Clearing House For the Aseptic Packaging Council (360) 737-1351 - APC (206)737-1349
DRUMS -See Barrels for disposal instructions.
Vopac Chem-Care - 1-800-909-4897. Accepts commercially generated drums meeting certain requirements. Call first for details. No dents, no damage, no paint over. Must be clean and have caps.
INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER SYSTEMS - 1-800-451-3471, Contact Colleen Hardee. Refurbish used 55 gal. steel drums for reuse. Will accept
open or closed heads. They must be empty, clean depending on the contents, all labels and lids intact. They take plastic drums and totes for
a charge. They manufacture new drums, also.
AMERICAN RECYCLING - 535-4271. Will take if they are clean, rinsed out, dry. Will also take them, if the top is off—they use them for
shipping. Call first.
DRUMS - FOR SALE -
Also see BARRELS
DRYWALL - See SHEETROCK or Demolition Waste
DUMP STATION - Riverstate State Park – 465-5064, or check out Yellow pages under Resorts-RV, or call other State parks in the WA State Government pages of your phone book.
ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS - (Large)- filled with oil that is considered Hazardous waste, Call Geoff Glenn 625-7988
TRANS TECH - 244-9225, Call First. Shop hrs. 6-2:00 M-F. They can take transformers where the PCB’s are less than 50 ppm. 2233 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights 99001.
ENGINES - All small engines if completely drained of oil and other fluids and wiped clean can be dropped off at WTE or Transfer Station in recyclable area for free. Car engine blocks can be taken to the WTE or transfer stations if they are stripped down, drained of all fluids and customer can lift them into the bin. Check yellow pages under Parts Dealers.
Jim Elli – 487-1982, Will take gas engine propelled lawn mowers, edgers and rototillers.
EPOXY RESINS - Mix resin and hardener; place in trash after they react and solidify. Unreacted resins or hardener should be delivered to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
EXPLOSIVES - SEE AMMUNITION.
FERTILIZERS - Chemical - Use up according to directions or give to someone who will. Dispose of empty container in garbage. Unused plain fertilizer can also go in the garbage. Any unused portions of fertilizers that contain weed killers should be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
FIBERGLASS RESINS - Mix resin and hardener; place in trash after they react and solidify. Unreacted resins or hardener should be delivered to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
FILM CANISTERS (EMPTY) -
Red Cross 326-3330 or take them to 315 W Nora, M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Children’s Museum, 624-5437, will take film canisters.
SUPER COLOR 1 HOUR PHOTO - 2918 S. Regal, Lincoln Heights 535-2307. Takes empty film canisters and disposable cameras for recycling.
FILM - LITHO PLATE - (A thin aluminum printing plate) - Recycle as scrap metal
Action Recycling - 483-4094
Earthworks Recycling - 534-1638
NEGATIVES - Printers film Black and White ONLY from businesses no photographic negatives from individuals, will take X-Ray Film and Litho film.
Earthworks Recycling - 534-1638,
Action Recycling - 483-4094
.999 Inc (Stirling Imaging) - 536-7633 (silver reclaimer & recycles film and fixer)
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - CONTACT LOCAL FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT SALES LOCATION (Check the Yellow Pages) TO SEE IF THEY WILL TAKE IT AS A TRADE-IN ON A NEW ONE.
GENERAL FIRE EQUIPMENT CO. 4004 E. TRENT 535-4255, will take old fire extinguishers. Will take Halon extinguishers. They will accept plastic heads.
Halon Extinguishers and Carbon Tetrachloride Extinguishers can be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste drop site.
FIREWORKS - Sparklers can go into the garbage. Other fireworks can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off.
FIXER - see PHOTOGRAPHIC WASTES
FLARES - see AMMUNITION
FLEA POWDER - Use all or give to someone who will.Unused portions should be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
FLOWER POTS -
Check with your local nursery
The Friends of Manito, Jim Schierman (509) 648-3272.
Centerpointe - 325-5451, clay pots all sizes are needed.
FLUORESCENT LAMPS - RESIDENTIAL ONLY--Protect from breaking and take them to the household hazardous waste area at the waste to energy plant or transfer stations.
COMMERCIAL--Businesses can no longer put fluorescent lights in their dumpsters. They must either recycle or dispose of them as hazardous waste. Contact WA Department of Ecology for a current list of recyclers - 329-3400. Also call:
ECOLIGHTS Seattle 206 343-1247
SAFETY KLEEN 928-8353
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING 534-1638, Will take from businesses and individuals. Call for prices.
FLUORESCENT LAMP BALLAST - Ballast's manufactured before 1978 are likely to contain PCB oil. If a ballast being discarded does not bear a label stating it contains no PCB's, assume it does.
Residents can take ballasts that contain PCB’s to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.Those that definitely state NO PCB’S can just go in the garbage.
Commercial - Check Hazardous Waste Disposal in the Yellow Pages.
Ballast's sometimes develop leaks. Any liquid dripping from an overhead fluorescent fixture is probably from the ballast and may have PCB’s in it. Have an electrician replace the ballast. Using a polyethylene bag over your hand as a glove, clean up the spills with soapy water on paper towels. Holding the used towels and the ballast with the hand inside the bag, turn the bag inside out with your other hand, leaving the towels and ballast inside. Seal the bag. Wash your hands. Take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
FREON - CFC'S - REGULATIONS: On July 1, 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed regulations under the Clean Air Act. These regulations prohibit the release of CFC into the atmosphere during the maintenance, servicing and disposal of refrigeration (refrigerators and freezers) and air conditioning equipment. Handlers must be licensed.
FREON - CFC'S
Refrigerators and Freezers and Air Conditioners - Can take to the Waste to Energy facility or Transfer Stations for disposal as garbage. See WHITE GOODS
Freon Removal - Check yellow pages.
Equipment Sales and or Service - (Automotive or Appliance) Check yellow pages for appliance repairs & service
FURNACE OIL (Removal from Tank)
AARON JONES SERVICES - 747-7980. More or less retired but might go out on a job if it is an easy one.$127.50. May also remove oil tank, needs to inspect the job first.
BIG SKY INDUSTRIAL - 624-4949 - Will pump it out for residents, price is determined at site. They don't remove the tanks.
DU-MOR RECYCLING - 489-6482 - 6404 N. Perry - Will accept furnace oil, for a charge, if it is brought to them.
FURNACE TANK REMOVAL
J.B. Salvage, Mike Hall - 927-5865. Fee for removal.
The following will remove the oil tank and pump the oil ONLY if they have done the furnace conversion job:
NORCO - 534-4975
BANNER FUEL – 535-1711
Check yellow pages for other furnace companies.
FURNITURE MADE FROM PLASTIC LUMBER -
Metal Specialties, owner Adrian Cocchiarella - 928-8249, 12807 E. 24th Ave., Spokane Valley, 99216
Recycled content outdoor site furnishings (Benches, tables & garbage can holders)
FURNITURE - USABLE (NOT in need of repair) - Donate for reuse to thrift stores or charitable organizations if under ten years old. SEE Yellow Pages under "Thrift Stores" or "Second Hand Stores".
SPOKANE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION PROGRAMS - 456-7106, Call first. They don’t have a place to store things but if someone has a donation they can call in and they will connect them with their homeless program to see if they have anyone who could use the item.
FURNITURE SUITABLE FOR PROPS - CIVIC / WHITWORTH THEATERS -Civic Theater Shop Phone 328-4511.They can repair furniture, so they may take it even if it is damaged. CALL FIRST. Especially interested in small dressers, small couches, wooden chairs and tables, kitchen chairs and period chairs. SEE YELLOW PAGES--under "Theaters" CALL FIRST
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GARBAGE CANS - Old metal cans can be recycled as tin. Take to a scrap metal recycling buy-back center or transfer station.
GASOLINE - FIRST use up uncontaminated gasoline as engine fuel or give it to someone who can use it. NEVER use gasoline as a cleaner or solvent. Do not mix gasoline with waste oil. If you cannot use it up, gasoline may be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site for disposal. It must be placed in properly marked containers (with lids) no larger than five gallons in size.
If gasoline is contaminated, it must be clearly marked on the container (if contaminate is known that should be marked on the container also).
GASOLINE TANKS - Punch a 1/4" hole in the bottom to make sure they are empty, and dispose of them as garbage at the waste to energy plant or either transfer station.
GLUES AND CEMENTS (containing solvents other than water) - Give leftover glues to people who use that particular type of cement. Otherwise take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
GREETING CARDS (All Occasion and Christmas Cards)- Fronts only
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude’s Street
PO Box 60100
Boulder City, NV89006-0100
SEE Christmas Cards
GUN CLEANING SOLVENT - Deliver to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
GUNS - See AMMUNITION
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HAULING SERVICES – Check yellow pages or “Nickel Nik” or “Exchange” or Spokesman Review under Hauling.
J. B. SALVAGE & DEMOLITION – Mike Hall 927-5865For a fee.He will take refrigerators and freezers to the WTE and he charges accordingly. Will do clean ups if renters leave a mess. He does mechanical and architectural demolition.
CITY OF SPOKANE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT -They will pickup and haul trash within the City of Spokane city limits only. CHARGE - $27.25 for every 15 minutes of their time plus $98/ton for disposal ($24.50 minimum charge covers up to 500 lbs). Account must be current and the charges go on their utility bill. ONLY do pickups Tues.-Fri. Call 625-7881 to set up an appointment.
TENDER LAWN CARE - Licensed and insured. Will haul about anything (yard waste, garbage, appliances, etc.) Office number 238-4361, cell phone numbers 230-7782 or 230-6285.
HAZARDOUS WASTE PICK UP FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED 228-3193
RSVP - 344-7787
Aquifer Wellhead Program - 532-7539
HEARING AID BATTERIES - see BATTERIES
HERBICIDE - see INSECTICIDE
HAZARDOUS INFORMATION AND EDUCATION OFFICE
Washington Department of Ecology
Mail Stop PV-11
Olympia, WA 98504-8711
Call: 1-800-RECYCLE or 1-800-633-7585
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INERT & DEMOLITION WASTE - see DEMOLITION WASTE
INFECTIOUS WASTE HAULERS-
ENVIROSOLVE - (888) 840-8476
STERICYCLE - 1-800-755-3291
20320 80th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032
They dispose of infectious wastes from doctors, dentists, labs, and nursing homes in Spokane.
INSECTICIDE - FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL. If you are not going to use up the insecticide and cannot give it to someone who will, deliver it to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
After all the insecticide in a container has been used, rinse the empty container three times and wrap it in several layers of newspaper before putting it in the garbage. Always use the first batch of rinse water to mix up the next batch of insecticide - the other two also, if the sprayer's tank will hold them. NEVER REPACKAGE ANY INSECTICIDE OR PESTICIDE.
Since October 1977, the federal government has determined which products it considers too risky for general consumer use.These products may be legally applied only by state-licensed certified applicators.The labels of such products bear the warning "RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE". Any product with such a label should be delivered to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
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JUNK MAIL -
Earthworks Recycling - 534-1638 Call First. May charge to take junk mail.
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Use up uncontaminated quantities or give to someone who will. Old or contaminated quantities should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
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LASER JET PRINTER CARTRIDGES - SEE TONER CARTRIDGES.
LAWNMOWERS – Gas propelled. Jim Elli 487-1982. Will also take gas propelled edgers and rototillers.
LEAD FOIL - SEE Dental Waste or X-rays
LIGHTER FLUID - Use up uncontaminated quantities or give to someone who will. Old or contaminated quantities should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
LOON LAKE TRANSFER STATION - Steven’s County- 233-8941 Sat-Tues. 9-5 Wed 9-1
Winter Hours Nov. 1 – March 31 Sat.-Mon. 9-5
Arrow Contracting Service - 534-5959 6003 E. Sharp
South Regal Lumberyard, BMC West, Evergreen Wholesale Lumber, Lumberman’s Building Centers, Country Homes Building Supply and Ziegler Building Materials. (Brand names are Trex, Choice Dek, Nexwood, StranDEK and Resource Building Products.)
LYE - If connected to the city sewer system, products containing lye may be flushed down the drain with lots of water. Rinse the empty container before putting it in the trash. DO NOT get rinse water on your hands. If connected to septic system or have LARGE leftover quantity, take to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
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MAGAZINES – Take them to the transfer stations or WTE plant or put them in the blue curbside recycling bins. Earthworks Recycling, Pacific Recycling and Spokane Recycling also take magazines.
MANURE - Check Nickel Nik or Exchange for people who might have manure available for composting.
MATERIALS EXCHANGE BANK - Operated by Northwest Non-Profit Resource (NNR). They provide materials to non-profit organizations. They can use office supplies and furniture and may be a clearinghouse for certain commercial scraps if you can think of a way to reuse them. Call Sandy Gill 484-6733.
MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL - See Infectious Waste Haulers
MEDICINES - Expired or unused –Secure in plastic bags and put them in your garbage or dispose of free at any of the transfer stations or the Waste to Energy facility. ALSO SEE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES.
MERCURY (from a broken thermometer) - A one-time exposure to a small amount of metallic mercury is not very dangerous, even if a child swallows it - but notify your doctor. However, regular exposure to mercury vapor can be very damaging, especially to toddlers who spend so much time at floor lever. It is very important to recover as much of the mercury as possible. DO NOT attempt to vacuum up the mercury. You may permanently contaminate the vacuum cleaner. Remove rings and other metallic jewelry; mercury combines with many other metals on contact. Use a wooden toothpick or piece of cardboard to push the mercury droplets together and into a glass bottle. Pay special attention to rugs and cracks in the floor. Tightly cap the bottle and take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
METALS - Ferrous and Non-ferrous - Residential or Commercial Drop-off at WTE or Transfer Station Recycling area or SEE Yellow Pages - "Scrap Metals Processing & Recycling"
METAL POLISH - Containing petroleum distillates - Use all or give to someone who will. Deliver any unused portions to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
MOTORS – Drained and cleaned up small motors can go in the scrap metals bin at WTE or Transfer Stations otherwise check yellow pages for parts dealers who would be interested. Car engines or engine blocks that are stripped down and drained can go in the scrap metals bin, also.
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NEEDLES - (Medical) See SYRINGES
NEWSPAPER- The newspaper and all colored inserts may be recycled in a variety of ways.
1. Place in curbside collection bin for pickup.
2. Place in drop bins located throughout the City and County.
3. Place in bins at recycling areas at WTE/Transfer Stations.
4. Take to Recycling Buy-back Centers - See Yellow pages “Recycling Services”.
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OFFICE FURNITURE - If reusable donate for reuse/resale.
Northwest Non-Profit Resources - 484-6733 - 525 E. Mission
SEE Yellow Pages - "Thrift Stores" “Second Hand Stores", "Office Furniture & Equipment Used"
OIL - RESIDENTIAL QUANTITIES - Take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site in 5 gallon containers or smaller, not more that 15 gallons total.
OIL FILTERS - RESIDENTIAL- Properly drained used oil filters or those which are bagged in plastic are acceptable at any of the disposal sites or may be placed in your regular garbage. Those used oil filters go through the Waste to Energy Facility where the paper inside and oil residue are burned away and the metal canister is extracted from the ash and recycled.
COMMERCIAL - Used oil filters from cars and light duty trucks are exempt from state and federal hazardous waste management requirements (including testing). TO BE EXEMPT, filters need to be HANDLED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
1. Puncture and drain (for 24 hours) - recycling the drained oil with other waste oil.
2. Crush and collect oil for recycling.
3. Dismantle and drain oil for recycling.
THESE FILTERS CAN BE DISPOSED OF IN REGULAR GARBAGE -
GENERATORS OF HEAVY DUTY FILTERS and those plated with an alloy of tin and lead (terne-plated) need to determine whether those filters are hazardous or not. Contact the local Department or Ecology.
OIL - Furnace - Removal of oil from tank - See FURNACE. - Furnace tank removal - See FURNACE.
OVEN CLEANER - Containing sodium hydroxide - Use all of product or give to someone who will. Small amounts may be flushed down the drain with lots of water ONLY IF YOU ARE CONNECTED to the sewer system. Rinse the empty container before putting in the trash. DO NOT get rinse water on your hands. Aerosol cans (if empty) may go directly into the trash. Those empty aerosol cans go through the Waste to Energy Facility where the plastic, paint and residue are burned away and the metal canister is extracted from the ash and recycled. IF CONNECTED TO A SEPTIC TANK or you have unusable portions which you cannot give away, take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
OXYGEN CYLINDERS - Empty cylinders used for oxygen, CO2, etc. may be returned to the following locations, if usable and acceptable. A small finders fee will be paid for reusable cylinders originally purchased through them. They may also accept and properly dispose of all unusable tanks or provide information on who would take the tanks.
OXARC - 535-7794 4003 E Broadway
A&L COMPRESSED GASES INC. –(A&L Medical Division) 534-1595 4230 E. Trent
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PAINT - Use all or give to someone who will - Check with schools, theater groups, etc. Thrift and Second Hand Stores may accept unopened cans.
LATEX - Base Paint - and other paint whose spills are cleaned up with water. If paint is unusable, remove lid and place can with 1 inch or less of liquid paint in well-ventilated area (preferably outside and safe from children and animals). After contents have dried completely (solidified), can and contents may be placed in trash. If more than small amount described above, take to a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Site. NOTE - Mildew resistant Latex may contain mercury and should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Site.
OIL - Base Paint - Alkyd enamel, epoxy enamel, varnish, other paint whose spills must be cleaned up with thinner. If paint is unusable and air pollution is not a problem where you live, follow the directions for Latex-base paint, and in addition make sure the container is AWAY FROM flames and sparks). If air pollution is a problem in your area, seal the can and take along with cans containing more than a small amount to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
LEAD - Base Paint - ALWAYS take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. Lead Base Painted Structures - ANY demolition or prep for repainting you must wear protective clothing. See "SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING" in the Yellow Pages.
SYNTHETIC Auto enamel, model airplane paint - ALWAYS take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
PAINT ARTISTS - Acrylics and Oils - Tubes containing most pigments can be slit, allowed to solidify, and then placed in the trash; but the following pigments should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site:
Antimony White, Barium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellows, Cadmium Oranges, Cadmium Reds, Chrome Yellow, Chrome Oranges, Chrome Green, Cobalt Violet (Cobalt Arsenate), Emerald/Paris Green, Lemon Yellow, Manganese Blue, Manganese Violet, Flake White, Mixed White, Lead White, Molybdate Orange, Naples Yellow, Thalo Blues, Thalo Greens, Raw Umber, Scheele’s Green, Strontium Yellow, Vermilion, Zinc Yellow
PAINT - SOLVENTS STRIPPERS / THINNERS
BRUSH CLEANERS - containing TSP (Tri-sodium phosphate) can be flushed down the drain with lots of water, ONLY IF ON THE CITY SEWER SYSTEM. Any remaining sludge should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
STRIPPERS - READ LABEL INSTRUCTIONS FIRST - Wear organic vapor respirator and gloves and USE ALL or give to someone who will. Let empty container air out then dispose of in trash. Unused portions which cannot be given away should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
THINNER , TURPENTINE, MINERAL SPIRITS: Recycle thinner used to clean brushes by storing in a closed container until particles settle. Then filter and store in a separate metal or plastic container (not glass) for reuse. Take sludge to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. NOTE: Thinner may be mixed with unusable oil-base paints which are being taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
PALLETS (WOODEN) –
A & J BROKERAGE – 48”x40” 4-way, 48”x42” 4-way, 40”x32” 2-way & 4-way. 483-3003
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING - 534-1638 CALL FIRST. They take pallets that are 48” x 40”, 48” x 42”, and 48”x 48” plus other sizes.
LEE'S PALLETS - Bryan: 467-4238
Taking all pallets no matter the size or condition. Charge to take some and they pay for others. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION
DIVERSIFIED RECYCLING INDUSTRY - 467-2823 All sizes. Grind on site.
MIDWEST PACIFIC RESOURCES CORPORATION - In Montana now, 406-360-5062. Call for information and rate schedule.
GRAHAM RD RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY - 244-0151
See Demo page for rates.
PAPER - (PACKING) –
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING - 534-1638 CALL FIRST
ICAP Image Craft Assembly and Packaging 116 N. Napa 535-0272
PAPER BACK BOOKS - Can be dropped off at Thermoguard - 535-4600, or check used book dealers in the Yellow pages. Also, check Recycler sheet.
PAPER (RECYCLED CONTENT) – Costco carries some paper with recycled content. Staples carries copy paper/printer paper with 20% post consumer recycled content. Kershaw’s doesn’t have it on hand but can order 30% post consumer recycled paper overnight.
PAPER (SHREDDED)-FOR CONFIDENTIAL PAPER SHREDDING CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
RECALL SECURED DESTRUCTION SERVICES (SDS) Formerly SHREDAWAY - 744-8579 OR 1 (800) 793-0012 They will put a bin at the business (holds about 220 lbs). They have regular pick-up routes set up or pick-up can be on an on-call basis. They do business across several states.
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 580, Airway Heights, 99001
SECURITY DOCUMENT SHREDDING INC.-30003 N Dalton Rd Deer Park, 276-9133 OR 1 (800) 796-2088. No on-site shredding. Do both businesses and individuals
CERTIFIED DATA DESTRUCTION – 601 E. Pacific Ave. (509) 838-1044. On or off site shredding. Will take from residents - $4.00/box with a $10.00 minimum. If they pick it up it is $5.00/box Box size 11x17x9 inches deep.
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING – 534-1638 Pick-up service or drop site/lock bins.
THOSE IN NEED OF SHREDDED PAPER:
SPOKANE HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER - 467-5236, 6607 N. Havana
PCB - POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS - PCB oil was used to insulate heavy-duty appliance capacitors and fluorescent light ballasts until 1978. Repeated exposure to PCB - or perhaps the dibenzofurans with which it is usually contaminated - can cause illness. Anything containing PCB's should be handled as hazardous waste. Residential - take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
PESTICIDES - see INSECTICIDE
PHONE BOOKS - Year round take to:
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING 534-1638 , 1904 E. Broadway
PACIFIC RECYCLING - 535-1673, 1114 N. Ralph
THERMOGUARD INSULATION - 535-4600,125 N. Dyer Rd
DU-MOR RECYCLING - 489-6482 , 6404 N. Perry
Other options include putting phone books in the bingee or taking them to the recycling centers at Transfer stations or W.T.E. plant.
PHOTOGRAPHIC WASTES - Separate your waste and keep in containers according to the type of product. DO NOT MIX WASTES. RECYCLE any chemicals, Fixer and Film with Silver content.
COMMERCIAL quantities -
Contact local Department of Ecology 329-3400
RESIDENTIAL quantities - Developer -take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. Fixer has a high level of Silver which can be retrieved through processing. Keep separate, label clearly and take to a HHWDS.
Fixer Recycling Services
999 Inc./Stirling Imaging 536-7633
Washington Photo 747-1141
PLASTICS - COMMERCIAL RECYCLING AND MANUFACTURING - AMERICAN PLASTICS COUNCIL - 1-800-2-HELP-90
PLASTIC FLOWER POTS – Check with your local nursery to see if they will take them.
Friends of Manito, James Schierman (509) 648-3272
PLASTIC LUMBER - See LUMBER for details.
PLASTIC LUMBER – Used to make recycled content outdoor site furnishings (Benches, tables & garbage can holders) Metal Specialties owner Adrian Cocchiarella 928-8249, 12807 E. 24th Ave. Spokane Valley 99216 See FURNITURE
POLISH - Furniture polish containing petroleum distillates and polish (for wood floors) containing solvents. Use all or take to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
POLY-URETHANE - See URETHANE
POOL CHEMICALS - Use up or give to someone who can use them. Or keep them dry and deliver them to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. Empty container can be rinsed out and be put into garbage.
PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES – Empty prescription bottles may go in the garbage. Code 2 vitamin and prescription bottles can go to Recycling Center at WTE and transfer stations. SEE Medicines
PRINTER RIBBON RE-INKING - Also Toner Cartridge Reconditioning
SPOKANE TECHNOLOGIES 838-3539 Cartridge or cassette type High Impact Ribbon Replacement. No longer take inkjet printer cartridges.
PROPANE TANKS – Five gallon or smaller size propane tanks can be dropped off in the HHW areas at the WTE and transfer stations.
5 - 10 GALLON SIZE TANK - From motor homes or backyard barbecues. Drop off at one of the following qualified locations. CALL FIRST. Will take smaller than 5 gal. or larger than 10 gal. as long as they are not disposable.
AMERIGAS NORTHERN ENERGY
3324 E. Trent 411 N. Havana
535-9722 534-1581 (Take the old cylinders for a fee)
LOWE’S Home Improvement Warehouse - has a program for the exchange of the 20lb. (5 gal) propane tanks. The tanks must be in good shape. For $20.41 you will receive a new tank filled with propane. Call before hand to make sure the program is still in effect.
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RADIATORS - (RECYCLING) See SCRAP METAL PROCESSING & RECYCLING in the yellow pages. Can go to the Transfer stations or WTE for recycling.
RADIATOR FLUID - ANTIFREEZE – RESIDENTIAL Drain radiator into a one gallon (or up to 5 gallon) container. This should be taken to the HHW area at either transfer station or the WTE facility for free drop-off. NEVER POUR DOWN STORM DRAINS OR INTO GUTTERS. Once antifreeze circulates through the car’s system it may contain heavy metals. We recommend the free drop-off of antifreeze at either one of the transfer stations or the WTE facility as a better solution for its disposal, but it can be flushed down the sewer with plenty of water. When taking it to the Transfer Stations or WTE it must be in 5 gal. or smaller containers. They can pour it for you if you need the containers returned.
RADIATOR FLUSH - NEW, UNUSED. In this concentration it is hazardous and should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
RAILROAD TIES - SEE DEMOLITION WASTE-
Graham Road Recycling Disposal Facility – 244-0151
Railroad ties may also be taken to the WTE plant or the transfer stations as garbage.
RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - (LOCAL MANUFACTURER) Check Yellow pages.
RECYCLING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING - 487-6966, 6512 N. Napa
WESTERN SYSTEMS & FABRICATION - 922-1300, 2403 N. University Rd.
RENDERING - See Animal Carcasses (Baker Commodities) 534-2137 or 535-5435 or 1(800) 551-0501. No goats or sheep.
RUBBER CEMENT - Deliver to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site
RUG CLEANERS containing solvents- Deliver to Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
RUST REMOVER (containing phosphoric acid) - deliver to the Household Hazardous Waste drop site at transfer stations or Waste to Energy plant. Flush down the drain with lots of water, Only IF ON SEWER SYSTEM. Rinse container before discarding.
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SCRAP METALS – See metals, also see “Scrap Metal Processing & Recycling” in the Yellow Pages.
SEPTIC TANK DEGREASERS (CESSPOOL CLEANER CONTAINING ORGANIC SOLVENTS) - DO NOT USE any cesspool or septic tank degreaser containing organic solvents; most solvents will pass through the system unchanged and enter the ground water. To minimize your need to use a degreaser, collect kitchen fat in cans and place in trash instead of flushing it down the drain. DO NOT give degreaser to another person to use; deliver it to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site at the WTE or transfer stations.
SHAMPOO FOR HEAD LICE - containing the insecticide lindane, deliver it to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
SHEETROCK (DRYWALL OR PLASTERBOARD) -
GREENACRES GYPSUM & LIME CO.,-924-5550 Gerry Frank, 17900 E. Euclid. Unpainted sheetrock ONLY. CHARGE $55/ton. Open 7am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. They also sell the fertilizer that they make from the sheetrock.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR DISPOSAL:
Businesses with dedicated loads of sheetrock may take it to the Northside landfill Mon. - Fri., 8-4 ONLY. Sheetrock may be taken to the WTE facility or the transfer stations and the materials will be back hauled to a landfill. Cost is $98/ton.
If you want to put it in your garbage can - the can may not weigh over 85 lbs. and the sheetrock can't stick out of the can more than 2-3 inches.
GRAHAM ROAD RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY - CALL FIRST
244-0151 M-F 7-4. Just past the main gate of FAFB - take first left. It is 1/2 mile south of Hwy. 2 on Graham Rd.
CHARGE - Sheetrock or Sheetrock mixed loads...$8.50/cu yd.
Lath/plaster …..……………………….$8.50/cu yd.
SEE Demolition Waste Sites
SHOE DYE - Deliver to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
SHOE POLISH - containing petroleum distillates. Discard dried out cans.
SMOKE DETECTORS (IONIZATION TYPE) - Return to manufacturer or retailer. May dispose of in regular trash. If the unit has been physically damaged pick it up with your hand inside of a plastic bag, turn the bag inside out and seal it. Household Hazardous Waste Drop Sites will not accept radioactive materials.
REMTECH REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES INC., 9109 West Electric, Spokane, WA 99204 (Yard); 8924 W. Electric (Office location)
Keith Carpenter - 624-0210 Fax- 624-6763. Drop-off or they will do pick-ups.
GRAHAM ROAD RECYCLING & DISPOSAL FACILITY - (509) 244-0151
ACT (ABLE CLEAN-UP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.) Kipp Silver, Phone/Fax 466-5255, Cell phone 991-9442
SOIL (NON-CONTAMINATED) SEE Demolition Waste
SOLID WASTE PICKUP - within the Spokane city limits the Solid Waste Department will pick-up and haul trash by special arrangement. Call 625-7881. Charges: for 15 mins. of work costs $27.25 plus $24.50 minimum (covers up to 500 lbs. based on $98/ton) Do pick ups Tuesday-Friday ONLY.
SOLVENTS - Household amounts - take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site in 5 gal. or smaller containers.
SPOT REMOVER - Dry cleaning solvent for clothing. If you cannot give leftovers to someone who can use them, deliver to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
STUMP REMOVAL - Grinding - SEE YELLOW PAGES - TREE SERVICE
SWIMMING POOL SUPPLIES - Pool Acid - Deliver to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site. See POOL CHEMICALS.
SYRINGES & NEEDLES - Residents who regularly use hypodermic needles for medical reasons should replace cap and place ALL components into a plastic pop bottle or milk jug with a screw on lid. Label container "SYRINGES - DO NOT RECYCLE". When the container is full, place it in the trash.
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THRIFT STORES - SEE YELLOW PAGES - "Thrift Stores"; "Consignment Service"; "Second Hand Stores"
TELEVISIONS - Old televisions should be put out with the trash or taken to the transfer stations or WTE for disposal. You could check the ads in the paper or NICKEL NIK. Sometimes people are interested in them whether working or not. Sometimes the cabinet can be gutted and refitted with new components or be made into a cabinet if of good enough quality material.
TIRES - Remove from rim if possible.
RESIDENTIAL amounts (4-5 old tires) may be taken to the Waste To Energy Facility, Valley or North County Transfer Stations alone or as part of a load of trash. Will take them on rims if necessary. CHARGE $98 PER TON
If the outside tire diameter is over 36” the tires must be cut into 2ft. lengths. No dedicated loads of tires are accepted; must be tires and garbage mixed.
CHARGE - $98 PER TON. Large loads CALL FIRST. Monica 625-7893
Alpine Tire - 535-0261, 3534 E. Trent. Will take tires for disposal (cold process retreading). Retains right to refuse if someone has too many. Price starts at $3/tire. CALL FIRST for tire disposal fees.
Les Schwab in Veradale - 922-5710. Charges start at $2.00 per tire for a standard size tire and go up from there. CALL FIRST. Check the phone book for a Les Schwab store close to you.
Graham Rd. Recycling - 244-0151. Call for tire prices – they vary according to size.
FOR COLLECTION WITH TRASH PICK UP – extra container, bag, or other item.
CITY of Spokane............……………… $2.94 each
WASTE MANAGEMENT - Valley..… $3.25 each
$3.25 ea. for 12-13 inch tire
$6.50 ea. for 14-18 inch tire
WASTE MANAGEMENT - North . ..... $3.25 each
TOILET - Toilets are not recyclable. Put them out for the garbage truck or take them to the WTE or transfer station. If they are in working order and not cracked you may be able to take them to one of the following:
BROWN BUILDING MATERIALS 535-0112. They must be complete. (lid, tank and bowl).
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Will take reusable toilets if they are watersavers and meet current building codes. 535-9517
TOILET BOWL CLEANER - (sodium hydroxide type) Flush down the drain with lots of water ONLY IF ON CITY SEWER SYSTEM. Rinse the empty container before putting it in the trash; do not get the rinse water on your hands. If you are on a septic tank and have a lot of leftover cleaner which you have not been able to give to someone to use up, take it to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
TONER CARTRIDGES - Owners of HP LaserJet printers are being encouraged to return their empty cartridges rather than just throw them into the trash. All new cartridges should have a UPS label in the box for returning the old cartridge. If not, customers can get a free toner cartridge recycling kit by calling 1-800-340-2445. The kits include a cartridge return bag and a pre-paid UPS shipping label.
TONER CARTRIDGES - LOCAL SOURCES FOR REFURBISHING AND RECYCLING 6/04
MCPC (MCSI) 624-9101 fax-838-7179
151 South Browne
Spokane WA 99204
Refurbishes ink-jet and toner cartridges for computer laser printers.
CARTRIDGE WORLD – Remanufacture toner and printer cartridges of all types. Will take cartridges for no charge. Will give customers credit towards purchase of new cartridges. 3 locations.
506 N. Sullivan, Suite F
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
9502 N. Newport Highway, Suite 2A
Spokane, WA 99218
4407 N. Division, Sute 100
Spokane, WA 99207
SPOKANE TECHNOLOGIES - David Germack, 838-3539,114 W. 40th Ave,Spokane WA 99203
Toner Cartridge Reconditioning and Printer Ribbon Re-inking Cartridge or cassette type. High Impact Printer Ribbon Replacement. No longer takes ink-jet cartridges for recycling.
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING – 534-1638. Will take toner cartridges printer ink, inkjet, and laser.
KERSHAW’S INC. – 456-6500, 119 S. Howard. Will take printer cartridges from Hewlett-Packard and some Cannon printers for recycling. Call First.
OFFICE DEPOT – 483-1317. Recycle ink and toner cartridges. If you bring in an empty ink or toner cartridge you will receive a free ream of paper with some restrictions.
STAPLES – Take ink-jet and laser toner cartridges. You will receive one free ream of paper per visit when dropping off empty cartridges. 328-6495, 466-8989 or 927-8291
TRANSFORMERS -Trans Tech - 244-9225. Will take transformers where the PCB’s are less than 50 ppm. Call First. May purchase old transformers. Shop hours 6 am to 2 pm M-F.
TRANSMISSIONS - If free of fluids and residues, can be dropped off at WTE or Transfer Station for free in recycling area.
TRANSMISSION OIL - see OIL - Automotive Used
TREE STUMP REMOVAL- & Larger trimmings-See Yellow pages on Tree/Lawn Care Services
TRUCK CANOPIES & CAMPER SHELLS - SEE Campers/Canopies.
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SPOKANE RECYCLING - 535-0284 Will take upholstery foam and clean rebond carpet pad. SEE Carpet Pad.
USED OIL - see OIL - Automotive Used
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VIAL OF LIFE PROGRAM - SEE Film - Canisters empty. Call Red Cross - 326-3330 or take to 315 W. Nora M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm.
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION - Spokane, 477-2048
WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT - Tours are held on Wednesday & Thursday at 10 am and 1 pm. Groups larger than 5 need to call and make an appointment, 625-6580.
WASTE DUMP for Motor Homes, RV’s Riverside State Park 465-5064 Fee $5.00. Free if staying at the park.
WATER HEATERS -
Self haul - Contact Scrap Metal Recyclers (see List of Recyclers) for NO COST DROP-OFF for appliances which do not contain freon.
WTE Plant and the Transfer Stations accept hot water heaters, at the regular garbage rate. There is a minimum charge of $7.00 for 140 lbs. or less.
WHITE GOODS - Many appliance stores will take your old appliance when you purchase a new one from them. Usable appliances (not over 10 years old) should be donated. Habitat Spokane Builders Surplus Store (535-9517) will take them if they are working and under 10 years old.
See Yellow Pages "Thrift Stores" or "Second Hand Stores"
Pick up service -
J.B. SALVAGE & DEMOLITION - 927-5865 - Mike - Will pick up white goods for a charge based on individual situation. Buys scrap ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They do mechanical and architectural demolition.
Self haul - Contact Scrap Metal Recyclers (see List of Recyclers) for NO COST DROP-OFF for appliances which do not contain freon. See FREON for Freon Removal.
Pacific Recycling - Call First- 535-1673, Earthworks Recycling - Call First - 534-1638, American Recycling – Call First- 535-4271
WTE Plant and the Transfer Stations accept refrigerators, freezers and other appliances. At the regular garbage rate. There is a minimum charge of $7.00 for 140 lbs. or less. NOTE: No Commercial Size refrigerators or freezers will be accepted. Call Geoff Glenn - 625-7988
WINDSHIELD WASHER SOLUTION - Containing Methyl Alcohol - Use all or give away to someone who will. May be flushed down the drain with lots of water. DO NOT FLUSH IF ON SEPTIC TANK SYSTEM, take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
WOOD -Tree Stumps - SEE YARDWASTE
DIVERSIFIED RECYCLING INDUSTRY - 467-2823 8716 N. Green Lane. They take pallets and lumber, stumps logs and limbs, rocks/dirt, any thing wood. Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am to 6 pm. Sat 9 am to 4 pm. Call for charges. Website: www.dwri.net
CANNON HILL INDUSTRIES, INC. – Spokane - 465-8227; Post Falls - (208) 765-6794. Call first. Stumps, slash, construction wood. NO RR ties or wood painted with lead base paint.
ABCO WOOD RECYCLING – 482-0663 3704 E. Dalke Mon-Sat 7-5. Wood waste $7.50/cu. yd with a $10 minimum.
WOOD- Demolition wood - See DEMOLITION WASTE. Or, may go in trash or be taken as part of a load of trash to any of the County's three disposal sites. NOTE - Wood, if treated with WOOD PRESERVATIVE, should NOT be used for firewood and sawdust should NOT be inhaled.
WOOD PRESERVATIVES - DO NOT use up wood preservatives containing creosote or pentachlorophenol or arsenic. Take to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site.
WORMS - Red Worms - To purchase red worms for Worm Composting: 6/06
Lynda “Pete” Denison – 235-6434
Flowerfield Enterprises - www.wormwoman.com to order red worms
WORM BINS – Remay for worm bins may be purchased at Northwest Seed and Pet. Plans for building your own worm bin can be obtained by calling the Recycling Hotline - 625-6800.
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X-RAY - DENTAL WASTE- X-ray film, film packets, fixer and developer that is mixed with fixer contain silver or lead and are defined as hazardous waste under WA. State regulations. They should not be put in the garbage or down the drain or be taken to a Spokane disposal facility.
Lead Foil packets & X-ray Film- Return film packets to the company that sells you film. Kodak provides a free container and shipping for lead foils when you purchase 50 pkgs. of film. You can also recycle packets and old film through local metal recyclers.
RECYCLERS: Earthworks Recycling –534-1638. American Recycling - 535-4271
X-RAY FIXER- Don’t put fixer into the sewer drain or septic system. Instead you can:
· Return spent fixer to the company that sold it to you.
· Send fixer to a local company that already reclaims fixer.
· Hire a hazardous waste management company to handle fixer.
· Buy your own treatment unit to reclaim silver from the fixer. Be sure to maintain the unit.
Fixer Recycling Services - see list below.
999 Inc./Stirling Imaging - 536-7633
Standard Medical Imaging - 838-8335
Washington Photo - 747-1141
X-RAY FILM - Recyclable to retrieve silver.
STANDARD MEDICAL IMAGING - 838-8335
999 Inc./STIRLING IMAGING - 536-7633 fax# 547-2151
EARTHWORKS RECYCLING - 534-1638
ACTION RECYCLING (PHOENIX METALS) - 483-4094
AMERICAN RECYCLING – 535-4271
X-RAY FILM Processing chemicals - Spent developer can typically go into the sewer drain, (not storm drains or septic system). Developer mixed with fixer, and unused developer should both be handled as hazardous waste. Some recovery units mix the fixer and developer after they are spent. If you have one of these units, you may purchase an adapter kit to keep these separate.
Spokane Hazardous Waste Management - (509) 625-7898. Assists business with their waste and provides technical services.
Eastern Regional Dept. of Ecology - (509) 329-3400. Answers questions on state and federal regulatory requirements and assists businesses
in finding waste reduction and management information and services.
Recycling Hotline - (509) 625-6800
Spokane District Dental Society - (509) 838-0436
COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES - See Yellow Pages "X-Ray Equipment & Supplies "X-Ray Service Industrial"
X-RAY CHEMICALS - If chemicals contain silver they are recyclable. If it contains hydroquinone or acetic acid (less than 10% - 15%) may be flushed down drain with lots of water. Alcohol based chemicals are flammable and should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Site (Residential amounts only.)
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YARD CLEAN-UP - Check local classified ads, Free publications such as Nikel Nik, etc., and See Yellow Pages "Handyman Services
YARD WASTE - Yard and garden debris is compostable and can provide extremely low cost soil amendments, therefore avoiding cost of both disposal and the purchase of manufactured products.
Yard Waste Drop-off at a reduced rate is available at any of the Spokane County Disposal sites for materials meeting the standards of "Clean Green Yard & Garden Debris". Loads may include: Pine needles, pine cones, leaves, vines, thatch, weeds, grass clippings, sod under 3 inches thick, materials generated from the yard and garden. Woody materials (tree trimmings) may be included if NOT OVER 6 feet in length and no larger than 3 inches in diameter.
NOTE- DO NOT INCLUDE rocks, dirt, gravel, or animal waste. Loads which do not meet the above guidelines will NOT be charged at the reduced rate, but at the full tipping fee.
Tree Stumps, dirt/sod, bark and general yard waste - See Yellow pages under Yardcare, Lawn & Tree Services.
YARD WASTE PICK-UP - SEE Hauling Services.
CITY OF SPOKANE- Yard Waste Containers, $11.75 a month. March – Nov. Call for a pickup Dec.-Feb with a $2.75 charge. Call Solid Waste Management at 625-7878
WASTE MANAGEMENT-NORTH has a yard waste service available in their service area.$8.39 a month, a 9/month program March-Nov., $2.80 during winter months Dec.-Feb. 924-9400
WASTE MANAGEMENT-VALLEY - Yard waste service $12.85/month March-November No charge Dec.-Feb.( with one pickup per month) Call 924-9400.
SUNSHINE DISPOSAL – 924-5678 They provide curbside yard waste pick-up within the city limits of Deer Park.
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Waste to Energy 99224
Valley Transfer 99216
North County Transfer 99005