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Public Works - Solid Waste Division

Blair Hillam - Manager

Office Address (MAP)
2455 Hemmert Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Phone: (208) 528-5550

Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00am - 7:00pm

Transfer Station Address (MAP)
2455 Hemmert Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
Phone: (208) 528-5550

Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00am - 7:00pm

Hatch Pit Address (MAP)
395 E 33rd North
Idaho Falls, ID
Phone: (208) 528-5550

Summer Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
(Apr 1 - Oct 1 or at Supervisor discretion)

Winter Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00am - 4:30pm
(Nov 1 - Mar 31 or at Supervisor discretion)

Mailing Address
605 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL INFORMATION
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TRANSFER STATION

Accepted Waste: The Transfer Station will accept all household garbage, bulky metal items, appliances, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, furniture, mattresses, carpet, tires, automobile batteries (lead acid only), waste oil (5 gallons or less), antifreeze, paint (solidified only) and grass.

Fees: There is a $10.00 fee for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. The fee for tire disposal is listed in the table below.

Out of County Waste Fees: 1) $10.00 per refrigerator, freezer and air conditioner; 2) $40.00/ton for household waste.

Notes: 1) Up to 5 gallons of waste oil is accepted per day; 2) No salvaging allowed; 3) Please cover or tarp all loads.


HATCH PIT

FEE: $20.00 each commercial demolition load (no asbesos). Asbestos inspections required for all demolition projects.

Accepted Waste: The Hatch Pit will only accept construction and demolition debris which includes wood products, lumber, railroad ties, road spoils, bricks, concrete, packing material, bulky metal items, tree stumps, branches, yard debris, weeds, soil (not contaminated), rocks, gravel and asphalt.

Waste NOT Accepted: The Hatch Pit WILL NOT ACCEPT treated wood (i.e. fence posts), burn barrels, paper, agricultural waste (seeds, hay, straw, manure, animal carcass), household garbage, clothes, appliances, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, electronics, fluorescent lights or fixtures, furniture, mattresses, carpet, tires, automobile batteries, waste oil, paint or empty paint cans, bug spray, herbicides, plastic or metal flammable fuel containers, black bags of anything, food of any kind including garden produce, grass and contaminated soil.

Notes: 1) No salvaging allowed; 2) Please cover or tarp all loads.

Waste Oil: Transfer Station will accept up to 5 gallons per visit.

TIRES: Tires may be disposed at the Transfer Station based on the fees shown below.

Tire Type Rim Size Fee W/O Rim
Motorcycle $2.00/ea
Automobile, Light Truck 19.5" or less $3.00/ea
Truck 19.5" to 24.5" $6.00/ea
Farm Implement 25" to 50" $25.00/ea
Earth Moving Equipment 20.5x25 and larger $50.00/ea
Shredded Tires $250.00/ton
Bulk Tires $250.00/ton

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM 

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Some jobs around the home may require the use of products containing hazardous components. The used or leftover contents of such consumer products are known as household hazardous waste (HHW).

Americans generate 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of household hazardous waste. When improperly disposed of, the waste can create a potential risk to people and our environment. There are certain steps that people can take to reduce the amount of hazardous waste they generate and to ensure that those wastes are safely stored, handled and disposed of properly.

Disposal Guide for Household Hazardous Waste

To protect our environment, do not dispose of these types of items in the trash, in the sewer or on the ground.

 Home Improvement  Household Items  Lawn and Garden  Automotive
• Concrete Cleaner
• Driveway Sealer
• Furniture Stripper
• Glue (with solvents)
• Oil-Based Paints
• Paint Remover
• Paint Thinner
• Roofing Tar
• Stain/Varnish
• Wood Preservatives
• Aerosol Products*
• Button Batteries
• Batteries (rechargeable)
• Drain Cleaners*
• Mothballs
• Nail Polish/Remover*
• Oven Cleaner*
• Polish (with solvents)*
• Spot Removers*
• Thermometers (mercury)
• Fluorescent Lights
• Bug Spray
• Charcoal Lighter Fluid
• Fertilizer
• Insecticide
• Pool Chemicals
• Rodent Bait
• Weed Killer
• Auto Batteries
• Carburetor Cleaner
• Degreasers
• Fuels
• Gasoline
• Oil Filters
• Used Antifreeze
• Used Motor Oil

* Empty containers can be disposed of in the trash.

Latex Paint disposal: Let the paint solidify by leaving the can open for a period of time. Once the paint has solidified, dispose of in the household trash.

Why is Proper Disposal Necessary?

Careless use and disposal of these substances contaminate our food, soil, water and air, and seriously threaten the health of plants, animals and people.

• Hazardous chemicals can “pass through” treatment processes, storm drains or landfills and be discharged into our environment. This occurs because wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove hazardous chemicals from wastewater and storm drains can flow directly into water sources without any treatment at all.
• HHW thrown into the garbage can injure workers during collection or mix with other chemicals when landfilled.
• Groundwater used for drinking or irrigation can be contaminated when waste products are poured onto or seep into the ground.
• HHW stored in homes or garages can endanger emergency personnel responding to fires or other accidents.

What Can You Do to Create Less Hazardous Waste?

• Use safer alternatives. Homemade window cleaner is as effective as commercial brands. Visit www.marc.org/Environment/SolidWaste/pdfs/safercleaning.pdf for more safe alternatives.
• Read labels and buy the product with the lowest level of warning on the label. For example, buy products with “caution” instead of “poison” on the label.
• Buy the smallest amount you need for the job.
• Use up what you have first.
• If you can’t use it up, give it to someone who can.
• Completely finish using products in containers before disposing. Clean, empty containers can be put in the trash.

Managing Household Hazardous Waste

Because of the potential risks associated with household hazardous wastes, it is important that people always use, store and dispose of materials containing hazardous substances safely.

1. Use and store products containing hazardous substances carefully to prevent any accidents at home. Never store hazardous products in food containers.
2. Never mix leftover household hazardous waste with other products.
3. DO NOT place hazardous material in your trash container, recycling container or in your yard waste container.
4. Take household hazardous waste to a local collection program OR share leftover materials with neighbors, charities or government agencies.
5. Recycling is an economical and environmentally sound way to handle some types of household hazardous waste such as used automobile batteries and oil.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Dates: 2nd Saturday of each month May – September
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Place:  Environmental Excellence Transfer Station
            2455 Hemmert Ave.
            Idaho Falls, ID

Who May Participate: Bonneville County Residents (proof of residency required)

Waste NOT Accepted: Latex paint. To dispose of latex paint, let the paint solidify by leaving the can open for a period of time. Once the paint becomes hard it can be disposed of in the household trash.

Waste Accepted:

 Home Improvement  Household Items  Lawn and Garden  Automotive
• Concrete Cleaner
• Driveway Sealer
• Furniture Stripper
• Glue (with solvents)
• Oil-Based Paints
• Paint Remover
• Paint Thinner
• Roofing Tar
• Stain/Varnish
• Wood Preservatives
• Aerosol Products*
• Button Batteries
• Batteries (rechargeable)
• Drain Cleaners*
• Mothballs
• Nail Polish/Remover*
• Oven Cleaner*
• Polish (with solvents)*
• Spot Removers*
• Thermometers (mercury)
• Fluorescent Lights
• Bug Spray
• Charcoal Lighter Fluid
• Fertilizer
• Insecticide
• Pool Chemicals
• Rodent Bait
• Weed Killer
• Auto Batteries
• Carburetor Cleaner
• Degreasers
• Fuels
• Gasoline
• Oil Filters
• Used Antifreeze
• Used Motor Oil

 *Empty containers can be disposed of in the trash

RECYCLING LOCATIONS

 Material  Location
 Aluminum cans, metal cans, newspaper, #1 and #2 plastics

Bin Locations:

  • Fremont Dr. & Science Center Dr.
  • Pancheri & Grizzley
  • Sunnyside Park
  • Northgate Tourist Park
  • 1507 W Broadway
  • Tautphaus Park (Rogers St.)
  • 400 S Woodruff (Smith's)
  • Community Park
Used oil, auto batteries, metal items, cardboard, tires Transfer Station
2455 Hemmert Ave
Corrugated cardboard, office paper, computer paper,
white paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books,
aluminum cans, aluminum scrap, cooper, brass, metal
cans, #1 and #2 plastic, carpet pads, radiators
Western Recycling
1020 Denver
Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans,
scrap aluminum, scrap iron, tin cans, copper, brass
Pacific Recycling
395 Payne St.
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