Get out downtown April 18-23 and help make your city center shine! Each morning at 10am, take a few minutes to clean-up an emphasis area near you. Snap a photo of your team, tag @downtownspokane on any social media platform with the hashtag #SpringClean2016, and enter to win morning doughnuts and coffee for your team! Courtesy of Downtown Spokane.

Areas of emphasis


Supplies will be available each morning from 10 to 11am at the Spring Clean tent located in Riverfront Park. Register your participation on Volunteer Spokane by clicking here.

From 11:30am to 1:30pm, bring your litter bag to the Spring Clean tent at Riverfront Park and trade it for a free hotdog.

Earth Day at Riverfront Park

This year’s Earth Day will be celebrated on April 23, 2016 from 10am until 4pm in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. The Earthday Spokane mission is to raise environmental awareness, celebrate our planet and its natural resources, and promote sustainable, healthy living for people of all walks of life. We invite you to have some food, listen to music, stop by vendor tables, make a mask to wear in the Procession of the Species and much more! Click for more.

Make the pledge

All it takes is 15 minutes a week to keep your community clean all year long. Pledge to spend 15 minutes by yourself, or with a team, cleaning up problem areas you see.

Become an honorary member of the downtown Clean Team! Contact to receive litter bags and a Clean Team representative will drop off and pick up any littler bags you have. Or utilize the distinctive downtown sidewalk garbage cans, which are emptied five days a week by your downtown BID.

Dispose responsibly

Sharp Materials Hazardous Materials Electronics Responsible Recyling
Be prepared — carry a portable sharps disposal container for travel.

Make sure that if a household disposal container is used, it has the basic features of a good disposal container.

Follow your community guidelines for getting rid of your sharps disposal container.

Use this helpful guide for reference.

It’s more common than you think. Most businesses in Washington generate some type of dangerous waste—waste that’s potentially harmful to our health and environment. You are required to determine whether the waste your business generates is dangerous.

Washington State uses the term dangerous waste, while federal law uses the term hazardous waste. Washington’s rules are more protective of the environment and cover some wastes that are not included in the federal definition.

See what the Washington State Department of Ecology recommends here.

Good Works Inc. Solutions (GWI Solutions) is a non-profit organization that works with business to provide a safe, secure and responsible solution to e-waste disposable, while creating jobs for people with disabilities; a great service meeting a great cause!

Find better solutions to how your company handles data destruction, sanitization and liability.

Find out what single stream recycling is, along with benefits at the City of Spokane Solid Waste Collection page located on the City’s site here.
What’s accepted:
Glass Bottles & Jars (no lids)
Newspaper & phone books
Corrugated cardboard
Magazines & catalogs
Printer paper & junk mail
Cereal, pop, and shoe boxes
Non-shiny paper products
Clean pizza boxes
Aluminum cans & foil
Tin, steel & metal cans
Empty aerosol cans
Small pieces of scrap metal
Plastic Bottles, jars & tubs (no lids)