County Code

Disposal Of Hazardous Or Dangerous Waste Material

It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to deposit or dispose or in any way aid or assist in the deposition or disposal of, or provide for delivery of, any hazardous waste material within the Kootenai County waste disposal system or anywhere within Kootenai County. Nothing in this chapter is intended to conflict with the provisions of the Idaho hazardous waste management act from Idaho Code section 39-4401 et sequence, or any other state or federal regulation.

Improper Disposal at Approved Rural Residential Collection Site

  • Any person who deposits or disposes of any hazardous or otherwise dangerous waste matter at, or provides for delivery of same to an approved solid waste rural residential collection site, transfer station or landfill, shall be liable for the full costs of controlling or eliminating any posed health hazard and/or properly disposing of said dangerous materials, as may be incurred by the county or any other public agency.
  • Any person, commercial or industrial entity, or commercial hauler who deposits or disposes of any waste that is prohibited, as defined herein, at, or provides for delivery of same to an approved rural residential collection site, shall be liable for the penalties articulated below, as well as criminal fines.
  • The county maintains rural residential collection sites solely for the use of its residential citizens who reside on properties that have paid the county solid waste fee, as defined in the current fee resolution.
  • Persons shall comply with all signs posted by the county at rural residential collection sites, transfer stations and landfills.
  • Rural residential collection sites are for garbage generated from residential dwellings. Prohibited are any:
    • Appliances
    • Batteries
    • Carpet
    • Commercial Waste
    • Construction Materials
    • Furniture
    • Large Bulky Items
    • Liquid Waste
    • Petroleum Products
    • Tires
    • Wood or Wood Products
    • Yard Waste (Greater Than Three 32-Gallon Cans or Equivalent [96 Gallons])
    • Any Other Hazardous Material (as Defined in Federal Code and/or on the Label of the Container)

Covered Loads

  • Vehicle Requirements: No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any street or highway unless the vehicle is so constructed, covered or loaded as to prevent:
    • Any of its contents or load from dropping, sifting or leaking
    • The possibility of any of its contents or load from blowing, spilling or otherwise escaping therefrom.

Throwing or Depositing Materials

  • No person shall place, deposit or dump or cause to be placed, deposited, or dumped, any rocks, refuse, garbage, or dirt in or upon any street or highway, including any portion of the right of way thereof, without the consent of the state or local agency having jurisdiction over the street or highway.
  • No person shall throw or deposit, nor shall the registered owner or the driver, if such owner is not then present in the vehicle, aid or abet in the throwing or depositing upon any street or highway any bottle, can, garbage, glass, nail, offal, paper, wire, burning materials, any substance likely to injure or damage traffic using the highway, or any noisome, nauseous or offensive matter of any kind.

Unauthorized Deposits

No person shall deposit upon any public or private property any:

  • Barbed Wire
  • Boards
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Debris
  • Garbage
  • Glass
  • Hooks
  • Lighted Material or Other Waste Substances on Any Place Not Authorized by Any County, City, Village or the Owner of Such Property
  • Litter
  • Nails
  • Paper
  • Tacks
  • Trash