Pin It
Favorite

RECYCLING — The New Rules 

click to enlarge art18480.jpg

You may have already gotten yours by now — a big, blue 64-gallon cart of possibility. Spokane launched its new single-stream recycling program Monday, with larger bins and a longer list of items you can recycle.

Gone are the days of just two acceptable plastics and no junk mail, cereal boxes or just about anything else. The city spent $8 million to buy new automated recycling trucks and get the program started and will deliver recyclables to a facility run by the private company Waste Management. City officials say curbside recycling should increase by 50 percent.

It’ll take about six weeks for everyone to get their new cart, but if you’re getting anxious call Solid Waste Management at 625-7878.


Glass: bottles and jars (no lids).

Metal: aluminum cans and foil, tin, steel and metal cans, aerosol cans (empty, no lids or tips), and small pieces of scrap metal.

Plastic: bottles, jars and tubs (no lids), and plastics numbered 1-7.

Paper: newspaper, corrugated cardboard, magazines and catalogs, telephone books, printer paper, junk mail, cereal and pop boxes, shoe boxes, and non-coated paper products.

Batteries: put in a plastic bag on top of the cart

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Game Changer
  • Game Changer

    Since Condon became mayor, Jan Quintrall has been responsible for some of the biggest changes in the city of Spokane — and some of its biggest controversies
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • In Contempt
  • In Contempt

    A Spokane judge rules that the mental health system has willfully failed to follow evaluation deadlines
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Never Again
  • Never Again

    Washington state lawmakers push reforms after last July's murder-suicide; plus, Spokane's police ombudsman is leaving
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
A T. Rex Named Sue

A T. Rex Named Sue @ Mobius Science Center

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

  • Embrace Change
  • Embrace Change

    The Inland Northwest reignites each fall in a whirlwind display of color.
    • Oct 22, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Let Us Breathe

    Spokane joins national protests over the failure to indict white officers for killing black civilians
    • Dec 10, 2014
  • Screw Big Cities

    A mid-sized manifesto
    • Dec 3, 2014
  • More »

© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation