Ada County launches the Orange Bag Recycling Program. Learn more here at: Hefty EnergyBag Program
Standard residential service for customers residing in unincorporated Ada County includes “every other week pickup” of one 95 gallon recycling cart for each household on your regular service day. To preserve the values of the recycables, only place approved items in the recycling cart that are empty, clean and dry.
Orange bag starter kits are available upon request (*while supplies last) or you can purchase them at the local Albertsons stores. Be sure to include only the plastics designated for this program and place the securely closed orange bags in your recycle bin.
Curbside Compositing is NOT currently offered.
|Acceptable Materials||Unacceptable Materials|
|#1 or #2 RIGID PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS – milk jugs, detergent jugs. Rigid plastic soda and fruit juice bottles are also accpeted in the recycle cart.||NO LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS – lightweight water bottles cannot currently be recycled in either the single stream cart or Orange Bag. Please refer to the recycling stickers on the recycle cart lid for info on accepted plastics.|
|#3 – #7 Plastics (NO light weight “crinkly” water bottles) – may be recycled in the Orange Dow Hefty® Energy Bag® – securely tied and placed in the recyle cart.||See the Orange Dow Hefty® EnergyBag® recycling guidelines on the recycle cart lid and only bag|
|TIN & ALUMINUM CANS – (labels & lids ok), empty aerosol cans, clean foil, wire hangars||NO SHREDDED PAPER, NO CARTONS (waxy coated paper containers), NO tissues, paper towel or food contaminated paper|
|NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES – (including inserts) & MIXED PAPER – junk mail (cellophane windows ok), magazines, catalogs, cereal boxes, office paper, phone books, paper towel & toliet paper rolls, paper bags, computer and fax paper, construction paper etc.||NO GLASS, NO STYROFOAM|
|CARDBOARD – flatten/fold to fit in cart & bundle overflow||IMPORTANT REMINDER – Clean your recyclables and don’t contaminate the recycle stream. If non-recyclable material is placed in the bag or bin, it may cause the entire container’s contents to sent to the landfill!|