Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Continue reading
In the case of an emergency DIAL 911.
- Carbon Monoxide Leaks
- Chemical Spills
- Gas Leaks
- Hazardous Materials
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On the Avista website you can see a list of emergency response details.
If your power goes out and you have not been notified in advance, please check both your electric meter and your circuit breakers. If the dial on your electric meter is spinning or if the display shows a read or flashing 88888’s, the issue will be with your equipment. Flip all your breakers to the off position and then back to the on position, including the main breaker. To report a power outage call (800) 227-9187
If you smell or hear a gas leak, call us immediately at (800) 227-9187 from a cell phone or neighbors phone.
Although you can’t see natural gas, it’s all around you, maybe in your home, maybe running through pipes in your backyard. Colorless, odorless and lighter than air, natural gas becomes combustible when mixed with air and exposed to an ignition source. That’s why we add an odorant that smells like rotten eggs so you’ll know right away if there’s a problem.
Address: 9103 E. Frederick Ave, Millwood WA 99206
Abandoned Vehicles on private property and other code enforcement complaints can be reported through this link: Code Enforcement
Stray Dogs: The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, or SCRAPS, takes in stray dogs and will arrange to pick up animals on weekdays if they are called at 477-2532. They also take animals at their shelter, which is located on 6815 E. Trent Avenue.
Address: 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201
Services Directory: https://my.spokanecity.org/directory/
Phone: 509-755-CITY – City Customer Service Desk
Make a Report:
Illicit Discharge, Graffiti, or Make an Animal Complaint – 509-625-7999
Chemical Spill to Sewer – 509-625-4600 – After hours 509-625-4615
Combined Sewer Overflow Event – 509-344-FISH or 509-625-7900
Code Enforcement 509-625-6083
Environmental Public Health 509-324-1560
Address: 11707 E. Sprague Ave, Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Storm-water/Drainage: To report a Storm-water or storm drainage problem in the City of Spokane Valley, you can do so here.
To learn about Solid Waste and Recycling, you can read information here.
The City of Worley, 208-686-1258, provides their residents with water, sewer and garbage collection services (every Wednesday morning).
Garbage collection is REQUIRED within the City of Worley’s service area. Garbage collection is scheduled for each Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. GARBAGE MUST BE SET OUT AT THE STREET BY 8 A.M. TO INSURE PICKUP. 32 gallon size or smaller cans with lids will be accepted (no heavy metal barrels). Garbage MUST BE BAGGED. Bigger than 32 gallon size cans will be charged at the 2 can rate. Do not set garbage in boxes or bags of any kind on the ground. Any scattered garbage will not be picked up.
Consumer News Consumer News and Topics to Explore provide hundreds of articles and posts on consumer issues including topics ranging from Auto Reliability Rating, Bank Failures, Class Action, Deceptive Advertising, Food Safety, Product Recalls, Scams, Sustainability and more. Continue reading
Washington’s FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling program has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites are: computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions, portable DVD players and e-readers.
Total volume of electronics collected for recycling through E-Cycle Washington as of January 2015:
Frequently Asked Questions
Mission: Our vision and mission are simple – create a community that helps consumers find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behavior, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes. We are here to deliver a mix of targeted content, eco-conscious products and environmental actions so that you can live a happier, healthier, sustainable lifestyle; one that protects this wonderful planet we all call home.
This organization has plenty of tools to manage your own home garden in an environmentally friendly way. Grow Smart, Grow Safe has useful information regarding the hazards that can come with pesticides. They have a detailed webpage that clearly states the harsh side effects of chemical based pesticides.
The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® uses a hazard-ranking system based on the pesticide active ingredient review process developed and used by Thurston County Environmental Health Division. Thurston County rates products based on reviews of the pesticide active ingredients. The reviews include but are not limited to: chemical mobility, persistence, bioaccumulation, non-target wildlife toxicity, human toxicity, carcinogenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, and applicator safety. Each of these potential hazards are rated from low to high. Products are then listed based on their known hazards.
Address: 2110 Ironwood Parkway, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Website: IDEQ Coeur d’Alene Region
Phone: 208-769-1422, toll-free: 877-370-0017
Emergency Hotline: 1.800.632.8000 or 208.846.7610 – Only for urgent pollution incidents like dumping or spills in the state of Idaho. This will activate the emergency response network of state and local authorities
Make a Report: Report an Environmental Concern in Idaho Continue reading
Kootenai County Administration 451
Government Way Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
Kootenai County, PO Box 9000
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
For additional information or to file a complaint
As of January 1, 2015, Washington State residents will be able to recycle mercury-containing lights at no charge, through the LightRecycle Washington Program. You can drop lights off at authorized Collection Sites throughout Washington State. Categories of acceptable lights include fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs),
- Why Recycle?
- Reducing mercury releases in two steps.
Step 1: Use energy-efficient lighting. Step 2: Recycle your lights.
The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network is an advocacy group dedicated to providing free information and resources to those affected by mesothelioma cancer. They work to spread the awareness of asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Continue reading
Address: 12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700 Westminster, CO 80234
Toll Free: (877) 292-1403
NAHMMA Mission: The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, academia, and non-profit organizations dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous components entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities.
To find out when their next conference is, check out their calendar.
Register for SEEP CLASSES AND CERTIFICATION!
University of Idaho
1031 N Academic Way
Coeur d’Alene ID, 83814
Phone: (208) 292-2540
Stormwater and erosion of soils can complicate life for everyone. If left unmanaged, they threaten water quality, health and safety of the public, and the economy. Continue reading
Resource Synergy is a consulting organization that helps Inland Northwest businesses reduce costs and increase brand value by wasting less and recycling more. Founded in 2015, the company leverages the expertise of recycling consultant and thought leader, Erik Makinson. Resource Synergy helps businesses, non-profits and government agencies overcome adoption barriers, ensuring the success of waste prevention and diversion programs. Continue reading
South Lake Services Inc. of Worley, ID offers residential and commercial trash pick-up to the Coeur d’Alene, ID area. We can do curbside pickup, dumpsters, roll off containers and commercial clean up.
Contact South Lake Services Inc. at 208-699-0176 for all of your Worley, ID garbage removal needs.
Address: 1521 N Argonne Rd. Suite C, PMB 250
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Find My Water Provider
Aqua Duck “Defender of the Aquifer”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Aqua Duck appearance at your school or community event.
Local Water Utilities United for Safe Drinking Water Continue reading
Address: 1004 N Freya St., Spokane, WA 99202
Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
SVRP Aquifer Protection Area Map
Public Outreach and Education – Solid Waste Kris Major
Water Resources Center – Education
Reanette Boese 509-477-7575 email@example.com
PCB Challenge Poster and PCB information page
Address: 1101 W College Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-324-1500 – Health Emergencies (24 hours)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (Program hours may vary.)
See PROGRAMS AND SERVICES for a complete list of services.
Programs include: Birth and Death Certificates, Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health, Child Care Immunization Tool Kit, Dental Information, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Public Health, Food Safety, HIV/AIDS Program, HIV/STD Prevention, Opioid Treatment Program, Suicide Prevention, WIC Nutrition Program Continue reading
Address: 35 W. Main Avenue Suite 300 Spokane, WA 99201
Riverkeeper: Jerry White, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 509-835-5211 Fax: 509-835-3867
Rick Eichstaedt, Center for Justice Executive Director / Riverkeeper Attorney email@example.com
Make a Report: Pollution Hotline – Report Pollution or illicit discharges entering the Spokane River Continue reading
The mission of the Washington Stormwater Center is to protect Washington’s waters through improvements in stormwater management, serving as the central resource in Washington for integrated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) education, permit technical assistance, stormwater management and new technology research, development, and evaluation.
We will help you navigate complexities and challenges to realize the rewards of stormwater management. Our staff provides assistance, information resources, and training on stormwater management. Washington Stormwater Center provides a gateway to research, information and new, innovative, and emerging technologies.
Washington Stormwater has a section of their webpage designated to Spokane County, with information on properly disposing of waste water. The name of the program is Dump Smart.
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The Waste 2 Resources Program helps you figure out what you can do to reduce solid waste and safely manage what remains. If not managed wisely, solid wastes can contribute to air and water pollution, and pose a threat to human health. Waste 2 Resources provides detailed information in the following categories: PREVENTING WASTE, REDUCING TOXIC CHEMICALS, RECYCLING, SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIC MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, GRANTS, and RESOURCES.
Benefiting the Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Chapter. Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Continue reading