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Standard residential service in unincorporated Ada County includes one 95-gallon gray trash cart and one 95-gallon blue recycling cart for every household.  The 95-gallon cans are equivalent to three standard trash cans.  Residents may order smaller 65-gallon carts (equivalent to two standard trash cans) if a smaller container meets their needs.

  • Ada County offers “unlimited pickup” of solid waste, curbside on a weekly basis to customers residing outside of city limits.   Make sure trash is curbside by 7:00 am on your scheduled service day.
  • Recycling is picked up every other week on your regular service day by a separate recycling collection truck.   Click on Recycle on the menu at the left for recycling guidelines.
  • Fill the provided trash cart(s) first, before using other containers.  Dump grass and yard waste directly into the trash cart when possible to allow drying.
  • Additional 95-gallon carts are available upon request.  Contact Ada County Billing Services at (208) 577-4710 for delivery.    Additional carts cost approximately $1.75 per month (includes sales tax).  Trash and recycle carts improve neighborhood appearance, block rainwater, contain odors and prevent animal tampering.  The automated collection helps Republic Services increase productivity, safety, and efficiency, all of which will help stabilize long-term rates
  • For safe and efficient disposal of OVERFLOW WASTE (if you have too much to fit in the provided trash cart):
    • Set out extra waste in your own trash cans (20-32 gallons, 60 lbs. or less)
      If using trash bags for overflow waste, be sure they are heavy duty (1.5 ml or greater) bags.
    •    Lightweight bags (less than 1.5 ml), must be set inside a trash cart or 20-32 gallon can
    • Do not set out the trash in cardboard boxes
    • Branches may be set out in securely tied bundles (4’ or shorter, 60 lbs. or less)
  • Fall leaf recycling in unincorporated Ada County runs for the first three full weeks in November.
    •  Set out leaves for recycling using the large paper leaf bags on your regular service day.
    • During fall leaf collection, route drivers first pick up trash, running the second route to pick up recyclable leaves.
    • You may notice some scheduling adjustments during this time to accommodate, so make sure waste is set curbside by 7:00 am to avoid missed service.
  • Christmas tree recycling is offered for the first two full weeks following Christmas.
    • Remove all lights and decorations from the tree
    • Cut the tree and branches into 4-ft pieces and place curbside on your regular service day
    • Timing on routes may be adjusted to accommodate, so make sure waste is set curbside by 7:00 am to avoid missed service.
  • Bulky Waste & Appliances – For disposal of large items (more than 4’ long or 60 lbs.) call Republic Services at (208) 345-1265 to schedule a pick-up.  Additional charges may apply.
  • Hazardous Waste Drop-Off – Hidden Hollow Landfill, 10300 Seaman’s Gulch Rd. Boise, ID  83702.  Open Friday & Saturday from 8 am – 6 pm.  Questions – Call the Ada County Landfill at 208-577-4736.   For a complete list of mobile hazardous waste sites and their operating hours visit For information regarding disposal of explosives, ammunition, radioactive items & biomedical waste please call (208) 577-4736.
  • Please be considerate of the health and safety of the route service employees as they work to efficiently provide excellent customer service.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks will be collecting Ada County’s recyclable materials. Natural gas is clean-burning (up to 89% cleaner than diesel), domestically produced in North America and stably-priced. These trucks are significantly quieter than traditional diesel trucks. For more information about Republic Services or Natural Gas fuel in Idaho, call Rachele Klein at 208-685-7739.