Yard debris or "Clean Green" material includes:
- grass clippings
- pine needles and pine cones
- sod under 3 inches thick (without rocks)
- woody materials up to 3 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length.
- food and non-shiny food-soiled paper
Yard debris or "Clean Green" is NOT:
- animal waste
- garden tools or furniture
Reducing Yard Debris
This is a simple, natural approach to lawn care.It is estimated that grass clippings make up about 90% of the total yard trimmings generated in the Spokane area between mid-April and October. Leaving finely chopped grass clippings on the lawn improves the health of your lawn and lowers your disposal costs.
Home composting is an economical and convenient alternative to bagging yard debris for disposal or hauling it to transfer stations. Composting, a form of "natural" recycling, takes ordinary green and brown yard waste and transforms it into a superior soil amendment that improves the health of plants. Compost enhances water absorption and is an attractive mulch that promotes weed and erosion control. Use compost on your yard and garden to improve your soil and plants. Save money and resources! Worm bins can dispose of kitchen scraps. For more information, click here or call the Recycling Hotline at (509) 625-6800.
Hauling Clean Green Debris
The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System provides clean and convenient, one-stop drops for recyclables, household hazardous waste, yard waste, and trash. Click here for information on locations.
For hours of operations and fees, click here.
Secure Your Load .... Or it Will Cost You!
Loads being delivered to disposal sites must be covered with a tarp or secured with a rope or other means to prevent spillage. This applies to all 3 transfer stations. As of January 1, 2006, if your load is not secured/covered, a $5 fee will be charged. Notification of this fee will be made prior to unloading your vehicle and added to your disposal charge. Fees are dictated by RCW 70.93.097 and Spokane County Ordinance 6-0419.
For more information, call the Recycling Hotline 625 - 6800.
Garbage haulers may offer optional curbside collection subscription service for residential yard debris/Clean Green debris pick-up. Haulers transport the yard debris to Spokane Regional Solid Waste System sites.Call your garbage hauler for details:
Solid Waste Management: (509) 625-7878
Services City of Spokane residents.
Waste Management, Inc.: (509) 924-9400
Services the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Deer Park and most of the unincorporated areas of Spokane County (north and east of the City of Spokane.)
Sunshine Disposal & Recycling:(509) 924-5678
Services Airway Heights, Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Newman Lake (north of Trent) and unincorporated Spokane County (west of the City of Spokane and north of Deer Park.)
Empire Disposal: (509) 397-3200
Services Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Waverly, Latah and the southeast portion of Spokane County.