About the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System
Residents and commercial establishments in Spokane County generate over 563,000 tons of solid waste annually. The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System (SRSWS) was created by interlocal agreement between Spokane County and the City of Spokane on October 11, 1998, to manage all of the County's garbage.
The System developed an integrated plan to include:
- Waste Reduction/Reuse
- Recycling (includes composting)
- Energy Recovery - the Waste to Energy Facility
- Landfilling - both for the Waste to Energy Facility ash and for those items that cannot be reused, recycled, or do not burn.
All ten of the existing regional cities and towns and Fairchild Air Force Base joined the System by executing interlocal agreements with the City and County of Spokane. In 2003, the newly incorporated cities of Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley also executed interlocal agreements and joined the System. The System operates as a department of the City of Spokane's government and manages solid waste facilities and contracts for the benefit of residents throughout Spokane County. The concurrence of the County is required for certain major decisions.
Visit the following links to learn more about the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System: