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Contact Information

Department Head Mike Bottoms

PO Box 309
Horseshoe Bend, Idaho 83629

Ph:   208-793-2447
Fax: 208-793-2501


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
Bob Quarles Enterprises  392-4979
John McCarthy  342-3805 

East Boise County
Miller Enterprises  793-2561
John McCarthy  342-3805

Miller Enterprises  793-2561


Boise County Solid Waste Department


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 Collection Site Hours of Operation

Idaho City Collection 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 Collection Site, 466 Niddle 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 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Lowman Collection 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)
  Winter Hours 16 September to 4 May
and Saturday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Monday and Thursday  12:00 noon to 2:00pm
    Wednesday                    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Friday and Sunday        Closed

  Summer Hours 15 May to 15 September
and Saturday                9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
    Monday, Thursday and Friday  12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
    Wednesday                                 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Sunday                                         Closed


All Sites are Closed on Legal Holidays

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 2014-29.  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



What do we take at Boise County collection 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 

Stoves, Computer Monitors, Washer, Dryer, Water Heater: No Charge 
Refrigerators and Freezers:  $10.00
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.

Up to 17 inch:  $2.50
With Rim:  $5.00
from 17 inch - 24 inch:   $10.00
With Rim:   $20.00
Heavy Equipment (depending on size):   $25.00 - $30.00
(charge is at the discretion of the Solid Waste Facility Employee)
With Rims add:   $10.00
Vehicles - Auto Bodies:   $75.00
     (Title must accompany all vehicles requiring title)

Up to 5 gallons:   No Charge 

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
Minimum Charge: 1/4 Cubic Yard:   $2.50
C&D Waste per Cubic Yard:   $10.00
Stumps and Land Clearing Debris Per Cubic Yard:  $1.50 

Large Furniture
Hide-A-Bed:   $5.00
Couch, Chair, or Mattress:   $2.50

      ***ALL UNCOVERED OR UNSECURED LOADS:  $5.00 Charge***
It Shall be unlawful for any person hauling garbage, refuse or rubish 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.


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.  (millends, pallets, shipping skids, lumber, trees, limbs, brush, stumps),
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
Caulk tubes
Cardboard and boxes
Driveway sealant buckets
Epoxy containers
Paint (Containers, waste and products)
Sealers and sealer tubes
Solvent containers
Tar Paper
Vinyl (siding, flooring, doors, windows)
Engineered Lumber (plywood, OSB, partical board, composits)
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
Environmental Management Solutions Inc.     208-895-0326
Master Environmental     208-888-7979

Recycling Information

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

Idaho DEQ Recycling Link

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