Community Recycling 

Kootenai County Solid Waste offers limited co-mingled recycling at some of our rural sites. In 2017, the rural single stream recycling program removed 394 tons of material from the solid waste handling system. Currently the following rural sites offer recycling:

  • Athol
  • Chilco
  • Harrison Junction
  • Mica
  • Rathdrum
  • Rose Lake 
  • Sun Up Bay
  • Worley
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Rural Recycling Bins

Items that can be placed in rural recycling bins are:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard Boxes (flattened)
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Paper Bags
  • Telephone Books

Prohibited Items

Rural Recycling containers CANNOT take the following items:

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Glass
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Household Batteries
  • Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Plastics/Plastic Bags
  • Sharps or Medical Waste 
  • Shredded Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Vehicle Batteries, Motor Oil, Antifreeze