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Serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Graham Road Recycling and Disposal provides area businesses, industries, and the public with professional disposal services that are safe and convenient. This site is engineered with overlapping environmental protection systems that meet or exceed rigorous government regulations and are subject to highly regulated monitoring and reporting requirements. This "limited purpose" facility accepts primarily construction and demolition debris, industrial waste, and special waste; it does not accept municipal solid waste (household waste) or hazardous waste.

Acceptable Material

  • Asbestos - Friable/Non-Friable
  • Industrial and special waste with acceptance through the Technical Service Center
  • Tires
  • Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris
Unacceptable Material

  • Batteries
  • NORM
  • Waste containing free liquid
  • Explosives
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Medical Waste (Untreated)
  • Yard Waste
Information about Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail landfill@wmnorthwest.com.

Containment Design

Our system protects the environment by ensuring all waste is contained and isolated from soil and groundwater. The site's multi-layer composite liner system is built to strict engineering standards, using geosynthetic clay liners and a 60-mil, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner. The final cap includes a soil foundation, a 40-mil HDPE liner, drainage and soil layers, with a vegetative cover.

Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater is monitored at 16 monitoring wells-four upgradient and 12 downgradient. Monitoring results are submitted to the Spokane Regional Health District and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Leachate Collection & Treatment

All waste cells have a leachate collection and removal system, complete with automated pumping that maintains sump levels below regulatory standards. Leachate is collected and managed in double-lined evaporation ponds.

Additional Services Provided

Recycling services for asphalt, cardboard, concrete, heavy plastics, metal and wood.

Waste Approval Process

Waste Management has a defined waste screening protocol for each of its non-hazardous waste facilities, which protects both our employees and the environment. For all industrial and special waste streams, the generator or agent must complete a Generator's Non-Hazardous Waste Profile (available online at wmsolutions.com) for review by our technical staff.

Community Partnerships and Involvement

Waste Management is proud to be an active supporter of community events and programs that make our area a cleaner and healthier place to live, work and play.

Graham Road Recycling and Disposal has made 25 acres available to the West Plains Little League Association for the future development of a six-field baseball complex to serve young athletes and their families. This facility also supports the following events, charities, schools and service groups:

Cheney High School All Night Graduation Party
Cheney High School Baseball
Heart Walk
Medical Lake Athletics
Rebuilding Together
Second Harvest Food Bank
West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Graham Road Recycling and Disposal

1820 S. Graham Road
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Operation Hours

7 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

The landfill is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Independence Day.

Landfill Customer Service


Communities Served

Airway Heights, Cheney,
Medical Lake, Spokane,
Spokane County, Spokane Valley,
Parts of Eastern Washington and Idaho

Community Relations

Patrick McCarthy

Year Opened

Projected Life Remaining
64 years

Facility Acreage
294 acres

Permitted Footprint
94 acres

Remaining Permitted Capacity
13,250,150 tons

Tons Processed Annually

225,973 tons

Waste Management of Washington, Inc.

Permit Type & Permit #
Limited Purpose Facility and SRHD SW-GRAHamRD-001

Regulatory Agencies
Spokane Regional Health District and Washington State Department of Ecology

Number of Employees

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