Holiday delays garbage pick up

SPOKANE, Wash. - The weekly ritual of taking the trash out to the curb will be delayed for one day this week thanks to Thanksgiving.

The City of Spokane is shutting down for the holiday.  That means city libraries and the Waste-to-Energy Facility recycling and disposal site will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and open regular operating hours for the rest of the weekend.

Municipal Court also will be closed both days.

For people who normally have garbage pickup on Thursday, it will be picked up on Friday.  And for those with Friday pickup, it will be hauled off on Saturday.  Just don't forget, otherwise you'll be stuck with overflowing trash cans for a week and your neighbor won't appreciate the smell of your grandma's green bean casserole that mysteriously disappeared Thanksgiving day.

For people planning to be in downtown Spokane on Thursday, visitors won't have to pay at the parking meters.  However, get out your quarters on Black Friday when standard parking fees will apply.