Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls
Curbside recycling is available in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. This service is not mandatory, but they provide each
family with the option of recycling. You can obtain a bin by contacting the respective cities and requesting one. A bin
will be delivered to your home. On your regular garbage service day, you place your bin out with your garbage can. A
separate truck will come by and pick up your recyclables. If an inappropriate material is placed in the bins, a tag will
be placed on or in your bin explaining why that material is left behind and is not accepted.
The City of Coeur d'Alene provides a 14-gallon plastic recycling bin to all residences. The City of Post Falls provides
45-gallon rolling carts to all residences. These bins belong to the City and MUST be left at the residence for the next
occupant when you move.
Both programs accept the following material: (Cd'A Curbside No Sorting - Post Falls Sort the materials please)
- in paper bags or loose
- Anything that comes with your newspaper can be recycled.
- Glossy and slick paper only
- 1' x 2' pieces
- No waxed cardboard or soda/beer cases or food contaminated cardboard
- Place in, next to, or under your recycling bin
- No special preparation is necessary
- Flashlight, lantern, & button batteries (AA, AAA, C, & D)
- Place in sealed plastic bag on top of bin
Plastic Pop Bottles and Plastic Milk Jugs
- Please Rinse & flatten
- Remove lids and lid ring
- Labels are OK
Curbside Recycling Does NOT take the following items:
- Junk mail, catalogs, books
- Glass (Glass is no longer recycled at the Ramsey Transfer Station effective January 1, 2008)
- Vehicle batteries, motor oil, antifreeze
- Any plastics other than plastic milk jugs or plastic pop bottles
- Cereal boxes, 6 pack boxes or other pressed paper containers
- Scrap metals such as brass or copper
- Wet or dirty newspapers
- Wet or dirty corrugated cardboard
In 2004 the Coeur d'Alene Curbside Program was responsible for removing 989.2 tons of recyclable material from the
waste stream. The City of Coeur d'Alene received revenue in the amount of $30,366.22 for recyclable materials. The
Post Falls Curbside Program removed 322.23 tons of recyclable materials from the waste stream. The City of Post Falls
received revenue in the amount of $12,704.57 for recyclable materials.
School Drop Box Recycling Program
Each public school located within Kootenai County is equipped with recycling collection bins. The commodities
collected at these sites are newspaper, magazines and aluminum cans. In most areas you can also recycle corrugated
cardboard at the schools. This program is funded by the County and provides a hauler and recycling processor.
Schools participating in this program receive a 50% discount on their solid waste fees. The schools also receive
all revenue for the items recycled. Each school receives a check from the recycling processor and can spend that money
in any manner they choose. Some schools purchase new computer equipment and/or software. Other schools use the funds
to sponsor school assemblies.
In 2004 Kootenai County schools saved $98,921.23 in solid waste fees for participating in the school recycling programs.
In addition, the Kootenai County public schools were responsible for removing 1,136.69 tons of recyclable materials from
the waste streams. The schools received revenue in the amount of $33,299.34 for recyclable materials. This program runs
year round. This provides the schools with funds under a simple formula: the more recyclables collected, the more money earned.
Support your Schools - Recycle your Materials at the School Drop Boxes.