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Municipal Solid Waste
Residential Recycling (view details)
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste – Residents in Unincorporated Ada County and in the cities of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian and Star have access to household hazardous waste (HHW) collection services through multiple mobile collection sites as well as the permanent facility located at the Ada County Landfill. For more information on the collection locations, visit the Ada County Landfill website (adacounty.id.gov/landfill/waste-types-solutions/hazardous-waste) or call 208-577-4725. The City of Mountain Home supports an annual HHW collection event, hosted by the City Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call
208-587-2112. Canyon County residents may properly dispose of their HHW through events sponsored by the Canyon County Landfill. Call
208-466-7288 for event dates and locations.
This optional, curbside program provides residents with an opportunity to divert grass from the landfill and use it for agricultural purposes.
Grass makes up roughly 90% of the total yard waste generated during the growing season. This program is an opportunity to divert grass from the landfill and beneficially reuse the material.
How it works:
Republic Services will transport the grass clippings to a silage pit in Ada County where it will be compacted and tarped. The cut grass will be fermented to retain its moisture. Rapidly filling the silage pit allows the continued weight of the material to compress and eliminate air pockets. Reducing air exposure and covering the grass prevents it from getting moldy. Silage can be stored under anaerobic conditions for long periods of time. Grass silage is a good source of nutrition.
What about fertilizers and pesticides?
Customers participating in the grass recycling program are asked to used animal and Earth-friendly products, and apply according to label. Such products can be found at local lawn and garden stores such as Zamzow's, D &B Farm Supply, Home Depot, Lowe's, Thriftway, Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, Shopko, etc.
We are working with the DEQ, Department of Agriculture and EPA to ensure that proper testing is done on the silage to ensure it is safe to use as cattle feed.
Cattle around the country are fed hay and other feed stocks that have been treated with fertilizers and pesticides. We will be doing comparable testing to make sure the grass crop coming in from Ada County residences is a healthy component of the cows' daily feed ration.
Once the silage has been deemed safe, it will be mixed in with other types of feed and fed to a pilot group of cattle. If all testing results are positive, the grass silage may be used as part of the cows' daily ration by year two or three.
Customers subscribing will be given a 95-gallon cart with a tan lid. Collections will occur on your regular trash day. Carts must be rinsed between the trash and grass collection periods
The cart has year-round benefits:
- Grass Only April-October
- Leaves Only - November (During Fall Leaf Collection)
- Trash Only - December-March