North County and Valley Transfer Stations
Ask Public to Limit Trips
Request Credit/Debit Card Transactions Instead of Cash
SPOKANE COUNTY, April 10, 2020 – One unintended consequence of the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order has been a dramatic increase in traffic at the North County and Valley Transfer Stations. The order provided an early, and aggressive, start to spring cleaning and yard work. As a result, transfer station employees have struggled to maintain the recommended social distancing of six feet – while managing long lines and an unusually high volume of traffic.
Deb Geiger, Manager of the Regional Solid Waste System, said the two stations are inundated with self-haul customers. “The increase in business makes it difficult to keep distancing protocols in place and greatly effects our operations. While we are open to the public, we request that visits be limited to essential needs only. Everyone should ask themselves if it can wait. If so, we urge you to Stay Home and Stay Safe,” she said.
In addition, to protect the health of the public and employees by discouraging the use of cash at the transfer stations – Environmental Services is waiving the credit/debit card processing fees.
For more information about the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System, go to www.spokanecountysolidwaste.org.