Change in Clean Green/Yard Waste Rate Starts May 1Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. - Effective Saturday, May 1, 2010, there will be a minimum charge of $5 for the first 280 pounds of Clean Green yard debris loads dropped off during all operating hours at any of the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System locations. There will be a charge of 35 cents per additional 20 pound increment. All discounted and free services that have been available previously will be discontinued as of May 1, 2010.
This is not an increase in the rate charged for Clean Green materials. The rate remains at $35 a ton, where it has been since 2002. This change does not impact residential curbside collection of Clean Green debris.
What is Clean Green?
Clean Green yard and garden debris includes:
- grass clippings
- pine needles and pine cones
- sod less than 3 inches thick (without rocks)
- woody materials up to 3 inches in diameter and 6 inches in length
Bringing Clean Green to one of the SRSWS facilities continues to be a great way to recycle those materials, but other options are also available:
- Composting – starting a compost heap is easier than you might think. Master Composters/Recyclers and SRSWS hold Compost Fairs every spring and fall. When you attend, you'll "learn to turn" that yard waste into valuable soil enhancing material. The next Compost Fair is on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Finch Arboretum.
- Weekly curbside pickup of your Clean Green is available from some area garbage haulers as a subscription service. Call your hauler for details. Fees vary.
- Grasscycling is a simple and natural approach to lawn care – you just leave the grass clippings on your lawn as you mow. Since the clippings are 75 to 85 percent water, they decompose quickly and return their nutrients back to your lawn.
- Xeriscaping is yard/garden design and maintenance that promotes water conservation through creative landscape design using native and/or drought tolerant plants.
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