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Curbside Recycling

By recycling you are helping to save energy, reduce water pollution, reduce water consumption, preserve natural resources and create jobs.

Your recycling cart is collected every other week on garbage day. There is no limit on the amount of clean recyclables you can set out for curbside collection. Put recycling that doesn’t fit in your blue bin in a bag or cardboard boxes ( 3'x3'x3' ) placed close to the bin.

Recycling is provided at a nominal cost with your basic garbage service.
Recycling and preventing waste can sometimes reduce garbage enough for residents to order a smaller garbage container for a lower rate.

Curbside Recycling Tips

  • Empty clean recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your cart so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center. Clean paper bags and cardboard boxes are recyclable. Just put them in your cart after you empty them. Recyclables in bags may be mistaken for garbage at the sorting center.
  • NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores) - Plastic bags get caught in conveyor belts at the recycling center.
  • NO shredded paper in recycling. Because of its size, shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables.
  • NO Glass. Glass is NOT accepted as recyclable.

*For additional information on how to dispose of these materials, please visit the Kootenai County website at

Bulky Items such as appliances, scrap metal, lawn mowers, tires and wood are accepted at Ramsey and Prairie Transfer Stations - 208-446-1430.

Other Recyclables such as plastic bags and clothing are accepted at Ramsey and Prairie Transfer Stations - 208-446-1430.