SPOKANE, Wash. - The holidays aren't quite here yet, but it won't be long until that fine-smelling fir in the living room is a dried-up fire hazard. So, the City wants to remind you of your options to get rid of your tree once the season is over.
First, the City's Solid Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 18. Once the decorations are removed, residents can place their fresh-cut trees at least three feet away from the refuse cart and recycling bin on their regularly scheduled garbage pickup days. The City will accept trees up to 6 feet in height; if they're taller than that, cut them in half. Loose branches may be bundled next to the tree not to exceed six feet. Trees collected at curbside will be chipped up and composted. For information, call Solid Waste Management at 625-7878.
Second, City and County residents also can take their undecorated, unflocked trees for disposal to the:
Waste-to-Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd.
Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road.
North Side Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road.
Again, trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. Trees taken to these facilities are subject to a $5 minimum charge for clean green disposal; they will be composted. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 625-6800.
Residents also should watch for opportunities to dispose of trees and help a good cause. Scouts, school groups, and other charitable organizations will dispose of trees for a donation.
Remember, the City won't pick up garbage or recycling on Tuesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Pickup will be a day following the holidays, occurring Wednesday through Saturday during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:36 AM EST2013-12-11 14:36:12 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - For anyone whose parents have moved into their home or for those looking to possibly rent out part of their home, houses with in-law type set ups are ideal. >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - For anyone whose parents have moved into their home or for those looking to possibly rent out part of their home, houses with in-law type set ups are ideal. It's a great way to give yourself and the person living in your home separate space and it helps to keep the sanity. >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:47 PM EST2013-12-12 17:47:16 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Emergency crews on the south hill were called to a car crash late Wednesday night. >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Emergency crews on the south hill were called to a car crash late Wednesday night. Police say around 11:00pm a man was driving his SUV westbound on 37th when he went through the stop sign at Perry, hit a brick landscaping wall, and flipped his SUV. When firefighters arrived they had to cut the roof off of the SUV to get the man out. >>