Boise County Solid Waste Department

BRUSH PILE CLOSURES

Due to winter weather and road conditions the Brush Piles at Garden Valley, Idaho City, Lowman and Horseshoe Bend  Transfer Stations will close on or about 1 December and reopen on or about 1 April depending on weather conditions. Please contact the Boise County Solid Waste Department at 208-793-2447  if you have any questions.

Boise County Solid Waste Transfer Stations Announcement.

Boise County recognizes the need to provide access to solid waste disposal even though there are Coronavirus concerns.  At this time, the sites at Garden Valley, Idaho City, Lowman and Horseshoe Bend will all be open with no changes to hours or days of operations.   Posted 3/18/2020

Request for Proposal Horseshoe Bend Transfer Station

Boise County Board of Commissioners is seeking proposals for the Horseshoe Bend Transfer Station Operations and Solid Waste Transportation to a designated disposal facility. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Boise County Solid Waste Department, PO Box 309, 203 Old Emmett Road, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho 83629, phone 208-793-2447, and fax 208-793-2501 or from the Boise County website: boisecounty.us. Five (5) copies of each proposal shall be submitted to the Boise County Clerk’s Office, PO Box 1300, 420 Main Street, Idaho City, Idaho 83631 with additional copy to the Boise County Solid Waste Department, PO Box 309, 203 Old Emmett Road, and Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, 83629 on or before 5:00 pm 20 March, 2020.

To download RFP click this link RFP Document Link   RFP Addendum 1 Link

Why You Should Secure or Cover Your Solid Waste Loads
1. Its the Law
2. It Saves Lives
3. Its Litter
4. It Can Cost You Money

For more information, click above image.

Disposal of Appliances That Use Refrigerants.  Refrigerant Recovery Form

Refrigerant containing appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, water coolers and air conditioners that are no longer needed are often brought to Boise County transfer stations.  Starting in January 2018, when a resident brings an appliance to a Boise County transfer station you will be required fill out a Refrigerant Recovery Statement.  Transfer station attendants will provide the form for you or you can print a form by clicking the above link.  The charge for these appliances remains at $20.00 as set by Boise County resolution 2017-14.   Section 608 of the Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of refrigerant during the maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  The Act also requires proper refrigerant management practices by appliance disposal facilities.  The information you will need to provide is you name, address and phone number along with the make, model and serial number if known, of the appliance you are disposing of.  If a technician has recovered the refrigerant from your appliance prior to disposal at a Boise County facility, you will also need to provide the name, address and phone number of the technician and the date the refrigerant was recovered.  If you have any questions please call the Boise County Solid Waste office at 208-793-2447.  Also remember to clean out and remove doors from refrigerators and freezers before coming to the transfer station to save time.

GRASS CLIPPINGS  

Due to fire hazard, you must see the solid waste site attendant before unloading any grass clippings.

Paint Disposal

Boise County no longer accepts liquid paint waste for disposal.  Paint must be dried before disposal at any Boise County collection site.  See information listed below for more details.

Cleanup Event Policy

All proposed Cleanup events must be approved by the Boise County Board of Commissioners no less than 30 days prior to the event.  Click on the following link and download Resolution #2014-27 for application information.

BOISE COUNTY SOLID WASTE TRANSFER SITE HOURS OF OPERATION

Idaho City Transfer Site, 900 Centerville Road
(Warm Springs Ridge on the Centerville Road 3 miles west of Idaho City)
Wednesday and Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Garden Valley Transfer Site, 466 Middle Fork Road
(Middle Fork Road ½ mile north of Terrace Lakes)
Tuesday and Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
And from
15 May to 15 September
Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lowman Transfer Site, 21 Richards Creek Road
(On Ten Mile road at the Lowman Nature Ponds)
Thursday and Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Horseshoe Bend
Transfer Station, 203 Old Emmett Road
(Old Emmett Rd 2 miles west of Horseshoe Bend)
 
   Tuesday, Thursday
 and Saturday  9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday   Closed

  All Sites are Closed on Legal Holidays

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Resolution 2018-19 Solid Waste Fee Schedule and Limitations For Disposal Of Extraordinary Items By Weight At The Horseshoe Bend Transfer Station.

Ordinance 2008-2  Definitions, Rules, Regulations and Provisions for the Handling, Hauling, Transporting, Keeping and Disposing of Garbage.  And Providing for Rates and Fees, Enforcement, Penalties for Violations.

Resolution 2017-14.  Setting Solid Waste Fees for Construction and Demolition Material, Tires and Auto Bodies, and After Hours Rates.

Ordinance 2001-03. Repeal of Boise County Ordinance No. 98.6 The Collection and Transportation of Solid Waste

HORSESHOE BEND TRANSFER STATION
IS NOW

OPERATED BY MILLER ENTERPRISES, INC

WHAT DO WE TAKE AT BOISE COUNTY TRANSFER SITES AND WHAT DOES IT COST?

   Ordinary Household Waste and Garbage
No charge for Boise County residents. This is charged as a fee paid with your property taxes. No “Out of County” trash accepted.

   Used Oil
Up to 5 gallons:  No Charge

   Lead Acid Batteries:  No Charge

   Appliances
Stoves, Computer Monitors, Washer, Dryer, Water Heater: No Charge
Freon Appliances: Refrigerators, Freezers and Air Conditioners:  $20.00
Have Frig/Freezer empty and ready for disposal.  Remove doors or lids.  See
site attendant for directions on where to dispose of plastic and metal parts.

   Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires
Each without rim.  $3.00   
Each with rim            $5.00 
First 2 tires per trip (with or without rim)     No Charge
(per household: does not include business customers)
Truck Tires (20″ – 24″)                                   $10.00  each
With Rim                   $20.00 each
Heavy Equipment Tires
(depending on size)                      $25.00 to $30.00  each
(Charge is at the discretion of the Solid Waste facility employee)
With Rim – add additional           $10.00


Vehicles – Auto Bodies                                    No Charge
(includes Motorcycles, ATV’s, Snowmobiles)
 (
Title must accompany all vehicles, all fluids; oil, gas and antifreeze
                            must be drained and batteries removed)

   Anti-Freeze
Up to 5 gallons:   No Charge

   Paint
Up to 5 gallons:   No Charge
Liquid Paint is NO LONGER ACCEPTED.  Dried paint may be disposed of year round and is limited to up to 5 gallons.  Paint must be dried before disposal at any Boise County Waste Transfer Station.  Leftover or waste paint may be mixed with sawdust, sand, kitty litter, soil or other absorbent material or allowed to air dry.  Please leave paint in original containers.  Remove lids from paint cans when coming to the site for disposal.  No paint thinners or lacquer thinners or other flammable materials are accepted. .  “Paint or other waste from a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) is not accepted.”

Brush and Yard Waste:   No Charge

Construction And Demolition (C&D) Materials


   C&D Waste                                                            $10.00 per cubic yard
Charges in 1/2 cubic yard increments for loads 1/2 cubic yard or greater.  (Except concrete, drywall, gypsum and asphalt / composite roofing. Mixed loads will be charged at the discretion of the Solid Waste facility employee)  

   Disposal of extraordinary items by weight at the
Horseshoe Bend Transfer Station.
  CONSTRUCTION and DEMOLITION (C&D) MATERIALS   $70.00 Ton

 Drywall, Gypsum, Asphalt / Composite Roofing    $15.00 per cubic yard

   Concrete
Warmsprings
Transfer Site (onsite disposal only)           $10.00 per cubic yard
Garden Valley
Transfer Site (onsite disposal only)         $10.00 per cubic yard
Horseshoe Bend
Transfer Station
(offsite disposal only)                                                                  $40.00 per cubic yard
      (No rebar; all items must be less than 16 inches any dimension)
Lowman Transfer Site                                                                   Not Accepted

   Stumps and Land Clearing Debris Per Cubic Yard:       $2.00

   Large Furniture
Couch, Chair or Mattress;         $3.00
Hide-a-bed with Mattress:         $5.00

Large Items; not cut up or disassembled                $25.00 to $50.00 per item
Camper Shells, Hot Tubs and like items
(Charge is at the discretion of the Solid Waste facility employee)

  Mass Gathering, Special Events &Temporary Camps  $5.00 per cubic yard
(Including USFS Fire Camps)

   After Hour Rates
To open, 2 hours minimum                    $75.00
Each additional hour                            $25.00 per hour

Unauthorized Dumping Cleanup                               Actual Cost

It shall be unlawful for any person hauling garbage, refuse or rubbish to do so without securing or providing a cover, bag or lid to prevent loss of garbage, refuse or rubbish.  Boise County Ordinance No. 2008-02.

IF YOU ARE HAULING WASTE (except construction and demolition) FOR HIRE YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND HAULING LICENSE.  FAILURE TO OBTAIN A LICENSE MAY RESULT IN HAVING YOUR LOAD REJECTED, CONTACT THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT FOR AN APPLICATION.

Boise County Solid Waste Collection Sites not only provide a place to drop-off your household trash and garbage but also provides disposal services for other items as well.

   All our Collection Sites accept:   Used oil, used antifreeze, lead acid batteries (car, truck, motorcycle, ATV), tires, metal, brush and yard waste, and construction and demolition waste (Masonry and Rubble accepted at Garden Valley and Idaho City collection sites only).

   C&D on site disposal at Garden Valley is available for:
Wood  Unpainted or untreated wood only.  (mill ends, pallets, shipping skids, lumber, trees, limbs, brush, stumps),
Asphalt 
Masonry and Rubble (bricks, cinder blocks, concrete, mortar, porcelain, rock, stone, tile, plaster),
Soil  (non-contaminated)
Metals (fixtures, pipe, flashing, gutters, sheet metal, nails, structural steel, studs, wiring)
Electrical (fixtures and wiring)
Organic Material

   Other C&D Items must be placed in bins at the collection site for disposal:
Insulation (foam and fiberglass bat)
Roofing cement cans
Drywall (gypsum)
Wood Contaminates (adhesives, resins, laminates, paintings and coatings, preservatives, stain/varnishes, other chemical additives)
Adhesive and adhesive cans
Aerosol cans
Carpeting
Caulk tubes
Cardboard and boxes
Driveway sealant buckets
Epoxy containers
Fiberglass
Paint (Containers, waste and products)
Sealers and sealer tubes
Solvent containers
Tar Paper
Vinyl (siding, flooring, doors, windows)
Engineered Lumber (plywood, OSB, particle board, composites)
Painted Wood/Lumber
Treated Wood/Lumber

***No household waste, construction and demolition debris or vegetative waste shall exceed six (6) feet in length when deposited in any container or bin or on the tipping floor of a transfer station. ***

“This is a general list. Specific items may not qualify. Loads co-mingled with household waste will be considered household waste. The C & D portion of the load will be charged for at the appropriate rate.”

   FOR ALL ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT BOISE COUNTY COLLECTION SITES OR TRANSFER STATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR DISPOSAL OPTIONS.


Idaho Waste Systems     208-796-2727
Republic Services           208-345-1265
Master Environmental     208-888-7979
Department of Environmental Quality:  www.deq.idaho.gov

Recycling Information

For more information about recycling in Idaho, please visit the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality website at:

Idaho DEQ Recycling Link http://www.deq.idaho.gov/

Contact Information

Boise County Solid Waste Department
PO Box 309
Horseshoe Bend, Idaho 83629
Ph:   208-793-2447
Fax: 208-793-2501

Paul Rekow Superintendent
prekow@co.boise.id.us

Administrative Assistant
Kari Allred
kallred@co.boise.id.us

Office Hours:
Mon – Thur
6am to 4:30pm

Personnel may be in the field, call to insure that someone will be in the office.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Waste Management

Private Garbage Haulers In Boise County

Garden Valley
Miller Enterprises  793-2561

Horseshoe Bend
Miller Enterprises  793-2561

Idaho City
Miller Enterprises  793-2561
Boise County Sanitation  488-5908
Republic Services   345-1265

East Boise County
Miller Enterprises  793-2561
Boise County Sanitation  488-5908

Lowman
Miller Enterprises  793-2561

Make your Boise County Solid Waste payments online (Click Here)

Convenience Fee is 2.5%

Minimum of $2.00