Welcome to Spokane County
Spokane County is the fourth-largest county in the State of Washington and borders Idaho. As the heart of the Inland Northwest, we are proud of our mix of urban amenities and home-town hospitality. We invite you to take a frosty stroll along the river, sip hot apple cider while selecting the perfect tree at Greenbluff, or enjoy a play in Spokane's Arts District!
County Partners with Avista, Cannon Hill Industries and City of Spokane to Convert Storm Debris to Electricity!
Spokane County is partnering with Avista Utilities, Cannon Hill Industries, and the City of Spokane to convert the stumps, roots, and branches from the Nov. 17 wind storm into fuel for Avista’s biomass electric-generation facility in Kettle Falls.
Cannon Hill Industries will use its large equipment to remove any dirt and rocks and grind the wood and transport it to the biomass facility, where it will be processed and turned into electricity. Wood that can be salvaged for logging or firewood will be separated from the stumps, roots, and branches and handled independently.
Free Storm Debris Disposal Extended to Sunday, December 6th!
Additionally, Spokane County has extended free tree and yard waste storm debris disposal for another week, through Sunday, Dec. 6, to give citizens more time to clean up from the November 17th wind storm. The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System is joining the effort at its North County Transfer Station, extending its free tree and yard waste storm debris disposal through Dec. 6 and sending its debris to the biomass facility.
The County has recognized that extra time is needed for citizens to remove the large stumps and roots from trees that uprooted during the storm. Safety should be a priority; carefully inspect for downed power lines and gas leaks before doing any work.
North County Transfer Station, 21123 N. Elk-Chattaroy Road, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Waste to Energy Facility at 2900 S. Geiger is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note that the free disposal services are for clean green tree and yard waste (no larger than 6-feet in length and three-inches in diameter), not shingles or other building materials. For more information, call (509) 477-3600.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Citizens Emergency Communications Systems and Facilities Advisory Committee - 2015 Annual Report
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!