Cathy Mayer
Solid Waste Director
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P: (208) 446-1430

Ramsey Address:
3330 Ramsey Road
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
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Post Falls Address:
15580 W Prairie Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
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Admin Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admin Office Closed for Lunch:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gate Closes to Public at 4:55pm

Rural Recycling Program


Kootenai County Solid Waste is now offering limited single stream recycling at some of our rural sites. In 2014, the rural single stream recycling program removed 472 tons of material from the solid waste handling system. Currently Athol, Chilco, Mica Flats, Sun-Up Bay, Worley, Rose Lake Junction, and Harrison Junction rural sites offer recycling. The Athol and Chilco rural sites are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Athol and Chilco rural sites provide separate cardboard recycle bins along with the single stream bins to be able to handle more recyclable volume and better assist the customers. Mica Flats, Sun-Up Bay, Worley, Rose Lake Junction and Harrison Junction rural sites are unmanned and accessible for recycling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a recycling container available for use in the community of Rathdrum, but no garbage collection is available at this site. All Kootenai County Solid Waste facilities are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


Items that can be placed in rural recycling bins are:

  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Magazines /Catalogs
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Paper Cartons (i.e. cracker, frozen dinners)
  • Telephone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Cardboard Boxes (flattened)
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Aluminum Cans





Rural Recycling Does NOT take the following items:
  • Shredded Paper
  • Paper Towels /Napkins
  • Glass
  • Vehicle Batteries, Motor Oil, Antifreeze
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Plastics/Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Household Batteries
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Sharps or Medical Waste




In 2012, Kootenai County Solid Waste began providing textile recycling at our rural sites. Our current partnership is with Gemtext and their textile recycle bins are located at the Athol, Chilco, Mica Flats, Worley, and Sun-Up Bay rural sites along with both transfer stations.



Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
Main Phone Number: (208) 446-1000 Contact Us
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