- Departments O - Z
- Solid Waste
- Facility Tour
Touring the Facility
Come along with us on a virtual tour of the Solid Waste Department.
The administration office is located on-site at the Ramsey Transfer Station.
Express Lane (Z-Walls)
This area was created in 2003 to help with the traffic flow of the transfer station. All items that are bagged and not loose or if you have 2 or 3 cans of waste, you can deposit directly into a trailer in this area.
Household Hazardous Waste
A Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility is located on-site to responsibly dispose of all of your household chemicals. Each facility allows residents of Kootenai County to drop off up to 10 liquid gallons of HHW per collection day.
Inert fill consists of rock, bricks, clean soil, and concrete. The Ramsey Transfer Station provides a special area for disposal of these items.
We accept almost any metal item.These materials are collected at the metal pile just southeast of the Transfer Station building entrance.
Before bringing your propane tanks to the transfer station for disposal, check with the local propane dealers to see if they can take them.
The recycle islands are accessible from both sides and are situated in the middle of the traffic flow pattern for entering and exiting the transfer station. This gives customers the option of recycling before or after they dispose of their other waste.
Our Environmental Technicians decommission all refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and water coolers brought in by all residential customers prior to disposal.
Separation of Items
With the continued rapid growth of Kootenai County and an increase in the amount of material being disposed of, it is becoming more and more important that everyone separate the materials they wish to discard.
Sharps Disposal Program
Our employees at Solid Waste are particularly studious in recommending the utilization of our used sharps containment receptacles at our transfer stations.
If you have not disposed of all your materials into the specially designated areas, you will then be directed onto the transfer station floor by a spotter.
Idaho law does not allow the placement of tires or tire by-products in a landfill. Therefore, all tires deposited at the transfer stations are recycled.
Used Motor Oil
Residential customers may recycle a maximum of 10 gallons of used motor oil per day. Uncontaminated (not mixed with water, antifreeze or other fluids) motor oil in tightly sealed containers may be placed in the marked bins inside the transfer station.
Most lumber, wood furniture, pallets, branches and clean (dirt free) stumps can be recycled.
Exiting the Transfer Station
Once you have disposed of all your materials, you will proceed to one of the outbound scale houses.