Why don't you recycle any other items?

Certainly there are more materials capable of being recycled than what is collected through the Kootenai County recycling programs. However, the key to successful programs is locating markets first, and then establishing collections.

Mandate Recycling

Idaho, unlike Washington or Oregon, does not mandate recycling. States with mandated requirements of waste reduction and recycling have attracted both large and small processors and end users to their areas. These companies are assured a flow of materials due to the state mandates and taxpayer subsidies. Idaho does not have any such mandates or industries at this time. We ship our materials to distant markets and are therefore subject to the high costs of shipping.

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1. Does the county pickup my garbage?
2. When are the transfer stations open?
3. What is a transfer station?
4. Where are the transfer stations located?
5. Who picks up garbage in Kootenai County?
6. Is the landfill located on Ramsey Road?
7. How much will it cost to bring my garbage to the transfer station?
8. Can I bring my garbage directly to the landfill?
9. I cannot get a garbage service to come to my home and the transfer stations are too far. What are my options?
10. What services do I get for the solid waste fee listed on my property tax billing?
11. When can I dispose of paint, gasoline and other household hazardous waste?
12. Why don't you recycle any other items?
13. How can I dispose of asbestos?
14. Can we take a tour of the facilities?
15. What do I need if I am demolishing a building?
16. How do I dispose of a dead animal?