March 13, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 47

Cheney solid waste plan gets preliminary thumbs up

Department of Ecology wants more readability in document city will use to separate from county system

Cheney has taken another step closer to becoming self-sufficient with its municipal waste disposal system.

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At its Nov. 26, 2013 meeting the City Council authorized Public Works Director Todd Ableman and staff to proceed with plans to create the city’s own solid waste disposal system. Currently the city has its own collection trucks, but transports the accumulated waste to the city of Spokane-owned Waste to Energy Plant on Geiger Boulevard, northeast of Spokane International Airport.

The city has been part of a 25-year regional agreement with Spokane and other county jurisdictions to haul...

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