Maple mural celebrates Spokane waste facility

Maple mural celebrates Spokane waste facility

Spokane artist Todd Benson is painting a mural at the northeast end of the Maple Street Bridge in honor of the 25th anniversary of Spokane’s Waste to Energy Facility.

The project, which is happening on the northeast end of the bridge, is expected to take two weeks to complete. Most of the work is being done at night for minimal traffic impact. 

Benson’s work is visible at numerous areas throughout Spokane, including the Anamorphic Mural at the Spokane Memorial Arena and the mural at Central Food in Kendall Yards.

The City of Spokane is funding the project in celebration of the Waste to Energy Facility. The facility opened in 1991 and can handle 800 tons of municipal solid waste per day.