Solid Waste Disposal and Transportation Analysis
The City of Spokane Valley, along with other municipalities in Spokane County, is a part of the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System under an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Spokane.
That Agreement expires on November 16, 2014.
In preparation for the expiration of the Agreement, a study was conducted on solid waste transfer/disposal alternatives. The estimated cost of the study was $162,213. The Regional Solid Waste System is paying up to $46,000. The City of Spokane Valley and Spokane County each agreed to pay 50% of the balance of the cost of the study. Spokane Valley’s share is about $58,000.
The analysis shows multiple options to consider; but, the study notes that “competitive bidding and negotiations may lower the fees for these options.” “The objective of the report is to evaluate potential operating scenarios that could be implemented either jointly or separately by the County and City of Spokane Valley to handle transfer and disposal of their municipal solid waste operations after November 16, 2014.” The City of Spokane Valley is committed to finding the most cost-effective method of providing solid waste services to its citizens as we move forward in this process.
Below is a link to the Solid Waste Analysis Report conducted by HDR.
Solid Waste Disposal and Transportation Alternatives Analysis
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Jackson, City Manager, at (509) 720-5200.