Recycling at the Transfer Stations
Recycling is a very key component in the operation of Solid Waste; it is the key to waste diversion. The old adage of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
continues to be a basic premise of the integrated solid waste system in Kootenai County. Convenience is a major factor in the success of a
recycling program. All members of the general and commercial public are encouraged, but not required, to recycle. However, there are a few
recycling commodities which cannot be accepted from commercial sources: used motor oil, automobile batteries and household batteries.
Both transfer stations have easily accessible green bins and designated areas for each type of recycling available to the public.
Recycling collection areas are centrally located within each station and accessible before and after disposal of general refuse.
We offer recycling of these commodities:
- Aluminum Cans
- Batteries - automobile and rechargeable household
- Corrugated Cardboard - this includes brown paper bags
- Examples include: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers, laptops, and cell phones
(limits and additional fees may apply to TVs and monitors)
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
- Mixed Paper - No plastic or wax coated papers - No wrapping paper
- Examples include:
- cereal boxes
- beer & soft drink pressed paper boxes
- junk mail
- scrap paper
- office paper
- paper tubes
- paper egg cartons
- Mixed Plastics - does NOT include #6 (Styrofoam), #3 (PVC), or #7 Plastics (Other)
- Examples include
- plastic milk jugs
- detergent bottles
- plastic coffee containers
- pop & water bottles
- food containers (must be triple rinsed)
- margarine containers
- salad dressing bottles
- yogurt containers
- cheese tubs
- plastic fruit and other containers
- clean plastic buckets (metal handles must be removed)
- medication bottles (remove prescription labels)
- film containers
- any plastic box (metal components removed)
- Newspaper - includes white packing paper
- Plastic Bags - includes zip loc bags, plastic bags, plastic bubble wrap
- Steel & Tin Cans
- Clothing and Textiles - includes shoes, handbags, belts
- Used Motor Oil - Residential Customers Only- 5 liquid gallons per day limit
- Tires - Up to 8 passenger tires- oversized and rimmed tires accrue fees
- Propane Tanks
- Fire Extinguishers
We ask that all recyclables are properly prepared before being brought to transfer stations. Please rinse all plastic jugs and containers,
remove packing and flatten boxes, remove labels and rinse cans, refrain from recycling containers that contained any type of oil and only donate
clean clothing and textiles. If any questions or concerns arise, please ask either a scale house attendant or other employee.
If you are interested in recycling available at our rural collection systems, please see Rural Recycling.
If you are interested in curbside recycling, please call the garbage hauler who services your area.
Coeur d'Alene Garbage/Post Falls Sanitation: 208-457-1820
Waste Management of Idaho: 208-765-4968