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Our Refuse Division collects residential and commercial materials that are discarded and transports the materials to local landfills or transfer stations.
The City recycling center is located at 216 14th Street between the Parks Shop Building and Public Works Building, across the street from the Community Cupboard. The hours of operation are Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hours may change depending on time of year. Yard waste is typically not accepted during the months of November through March (see 2016 Update below for additional current information). An Attendant will be on duty to monitor use and ID verification. Please click for a printable flyer.
2016 Update: Due to the current weather the City’s recycling center is open now for your recycling needs.
The City has a cardboard recycling system for commercial accounts only at this time. The Refuse Division collects commercial cardboard on its commercial refuse collection route.
City residents that would like to recycle at their homes may contact Waste Management for curb-side recycling. Visit the Waste Management website, or call 509-662-4591.
The City provides yard waste pick-up services to residential customers only two times each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Watch for adverisements announcing Spring and Fall cleanup in the local newspaper or you may contact City Hall directly for specific dates.
Items allowed for pickup include leaves, pine needles, and other yard debris that must be in recyclable paper lawn & garden bags. Limbs must be cut into 4 foot or shorter lengths and tied into bundles with recyclable twine. If there are large limbs, you are encouraged to cut them up and give them to someone for firewood. No furniture, appliances, dirt, rocks, sod, or building debris will be picked up. The yard debris should be out next to your garbage tote/dumpster and will typically be picked up the same day. Please limit the extra yard debris to 3-4 bags per week.