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Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, MPA
Public Works Information and Outreach Manager
Office: 509-477-7195

Environmental Services and Transfer Stations Close for Independence Day

SPOKANE COUNTY, June 29, 2017 – In observance of Independence Day, Spokane County’s Environmental Services Department will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The closure will include all three transfer stations in the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System.  However, please note that both the department’s main office at 1026 W. Broadway and the transfer stations (North, Valley and the Waste-to-Energy Facility) will be open during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on Monday, July 3, 2017.

If your plans for the weekend include a to-do list, remember that whether you’re taking ‘clean green’ yard waste or ratty old furniture to the transfer station (i.e. ‘the dump’), you need to cover and secure the load with tarps, bungee cords or rope.  Otherwise, you run the risk of items flying out of your pickup and creating litter…or worse…landing on the vehicle behind you, which could cause a serious accident and injuries that could result in civil and/or criminal charges.  With that in mind, the Eco Team is asking everyone to secure their load and be – A Load Warrior!
The Eco Team is a collaborative partnership between the Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System, Water Resources, Stormwater, and the City of Spokane’s Solid Waste Department.  Since the first of June, the Eco Team has been handing out static window clings at the three transfer stations to those who come in with their load secured – recognizing them as a “Load Warrior”.    
For more information, call (509) 625-6580 or go to www.spokanecountysolidwaste.org. Partial funding for the “Secure Your Load” campaign is provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Spokane County government serves 485,000 citizens and 13 municipal jurisdictions, making it the fourth largest county in the State of Washington.  For more information, visit www.spokanecounty.org, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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