Department of Solid Waste
The County operates a full service transfer station at 52619 Silver Valley Road just east of Kellogg. The facility is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven (7) days a week with the exception of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr./Human Rights Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Since the closure of our landfill in 1993, we transport our garbage to a landfill in Missoula, Montana daily using semi-tractor/trailer equipment.
We accept household garbage, commercial garbage, construction waste and inert material for disposal. We also accept recycling items such as newspaper, magazines, car batteries, antifreeze, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and milk jugs, appliances, scrap metal, and cooking oil. Household size refrigerators and air conditioners are processed to remove CFC’s, oil and compressors prior to final disposal. Wood waste is accepted and transported to an off-site wood waste processing location.
We accept used motor oil along with small quantities of gasoline and diesel. These items are placed in a collection tank and transported to one of the county road maintenance shops for heating fuel.
We operate an unattended rural collection site located in Murray, ID that services residents in the upper Coeur d’Alene river area. Three 40-yard collection bins are provided for the disposal of garbage, wood waste and metal. The bins are transported to the transfer station where the contents are introduced into our system.
A private contractor provides collection bins and transports the contents to our transfer station from the St. Joe corridor and Clarkia areas.
We maintain and operate a small operation located at the site of the County’s old Polaris Landfill near Big Creek. This site is used for the final disposal of inert materials such as concrete, brick, etc. We also conduct a modified composting operation for grass clippings and leaves at this site to supplement on-site ground cover.
To enhance our recycling program, 17-yard recycle bins are located at six locations throughout the county. They are located at strategic locations so that our citizens may conveniently participate in our recycling efforts.
Dear Shoshone County Solid Waste Customer:
Shoshone County will begin implementation of a Solid Waste Window Sticker Program.
The purpose of this program is to readily identify Shoshone County Solid Waste Customers and allow them access to the Solid Waste System. The windshield sticker allows the customer to dispose of waste at the transfer station and the rural sites.
Waste such as construction and demolition materials, roofing material, furniture, carpet and large bulky items are not covered under the residential solid waste fee. These wastes and other materials may be subject to additional charges. The Solid Waste Department can be contacted for a full list of materials subjected to additional charges.
To receive a windshield sticker, please complete and return the 2023 Solid Waste Window Sticker Application. Applications can be hand delivered, mailed, faxed or emailed.
Upon the completion of the Windshield Sticker Application, the Solid Waste Department will investigate and determine whether or not a parcel of property has been assessed a solid waste fee. If the property has been assessed a solid waste fee, and the fees have been paid, then the Department will issue two current year windshield stickers to the customer at no charge. An additional two stickers, above the two issued free, may be purchased at a cost of $5.00 per sticker. It is established that the program will allow a maximum of four stickers per parcel. If a customer requires a replacement of stickers for any reason, a charge of $5.00 per sticker will be assessed.
The windshield stickers are good for one year and will be distributed beginning January 1st of each year. Window stickers will be mailed to customers or be available at the Transfer Station after the application has been received. The windshield sticker should be displayed in the lower left hand corner of the windshield.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (208) 784-5190.
Shoshone County is soliciting competitive proposals from qualified recycling contractors as part
of its waste management/recycling program.