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Recycling options in (and around) the Coulee

 


Ever wonder just what your options are for recycling? Here’s a list put together by Coulee Dam Councilmember Gayle Swagerty, who has been exploring the options. Swagerty is an avid recycler and advocates local cooperation for an easier approach.

“Let’s have a conversation about recycling,” she says. “You can recycle in and around the coulee.”

Recyclable

opportunities locally:

• Coulee Hardware

416 Midway Ave Grand Coulee

phone: 633-1090

Materials accepted: household rechargeable batteries

• Coulee Recycling

Alcan Rd NE, Grand Coulee

phone: 633-2175

hours:Wednesday-Saturday

Noon - 4 p.m.

Materials accepted: metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, (currently not buying iron or cans), radiators, automotive batteries

• Delano Regional

Transfer Station

22151 Alcan Rd. NE

phone: 633-0100

hours: March 1 - Oct. 31:

8 a.m. - noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Nov.1-Feb 28: Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Materials accepted: clean appliances free appliances with freon compressors (fee), tires large and small (fee), cardboard .02/lb

• Nespelem Recycling Center

64 Schoolhouse Loop Road,

Nespelem

phone: 634-2416, 634-2158

hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Materials accepted: paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, plastic #1&2, aluminum and steel cans, small and major appliances, air conditioners, metals, fluorescent lights, e cycling: computers, TV’s, cell phones, wires, toner cartridges, portable cd players

• Safeway

320 Midway Ave, Grand Coulee

hours: 6 a.m. - noon

Materials accepted: plastic grocery bags

• Senior Center

203 Main Street, Grand Coulee

phone: 633-2321

Materials accepted: aluminum cans (collection locations at Senior Center, Safeway, Harvest Foods, Seaton’s Grove), eyeglasses, hearing aids, ink cartridges, telephones

Recycling opportunities

in other locations near by:

• Ephrata Landfill Recycling

Drop-off at the landfill

south of Ephrata just off Hwy 28

hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m - 3 p.m.;

Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

phone: 509-754-4319

Materials accepted: mixed waste paper (newspaper, envelopes, magazines & catalogs, telephone books, file folders, office & computer paper), corrugated cardboard, glass bottles & jars (all colors), aluminum cans, automobile household batteries (including recyclable), used motor oil (5-gallon maximum), used antifreeze, refrigerators ($7.25 each), washers, dryers, dishwashers (fee by weight), scrap metal 28.80/ton

• Ephrata recycling

drop off Alder St. near bus station

Materials accepted: mixed paper (newspaper, envelopes, magazines & catalogs, telephone books, file folders, office & computer paper), corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, automobile and household batteries, used oil

• Lincoln County Recycling Center

3.5 miles west of Davenport on

State Route 2

Drop-off bins

Materials accepted: corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic (pop, water, juice, milk, detergent bottles), newspaper, inserts, magazines, white paper

• Lincoln County Transfer Station

same location

hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

phone: 509-725-0122

Materials accepted: tires (fee), appliances (has or ever had freon) fee, appliances (all other) free, metals, household chemicals

• Okanogan County Recycle Center

2241 B&O North Road, Okanogan

hours: Tuesday-Saturday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

winter hours: (begins Oct 6)

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

phone: 509-422-2602

Materials accepted: newsprint, office paper, waste paper (including pop & cereal boxes, junk mail, colored paper), magazines (boxed or tied), plastic jugs (clear and light green, milk jugs), aluminum cans, copper, brass, clean aluminum, radiators, automobile and household batteries, used motor oil

Spokane Waste to Energy Plant

2900 S. Geiger, Spokane

hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7 days a week except

major holidays

phone: 509-625-6521

Materials accepted: plastic #1&2, mixed plastic #3-7 including garden pots, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper (including cereal boxes, junk mail, egg cartons), aluminum and tin cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, glass bottles (no plate glass, ceramics or drinking glasses), metals (iron, copper, brass). Hazard materials accepted: household cleaners, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, pool cleaner, pesticides, automotive and household batteries, fluorescent and CFL bulbs, oil-based paint

Be sure to take advantage of the household hazardous waste collection event this Friday, Sept 11, at the Delano Regional Transfer Station from Noon - 4p.m. For locations accepting fluorescent, CFL & HID bulbs, visit LightRecycleWA.org.

Begin your own recycling program by setting up a place at your home to collect the material and drop them off at one of the listed sites when heading in that direction.

Future recycling plans include locating partitioned bins in the coulee to collect recyclable materials to be transported to a recycling center. If you are interested in helping bring expanded opportunities to our area, contact Gayle Swagerty at 633-8375, or email gayleswagerty@gmail.com.

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