SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING

Contact Information


Location

(East of Driggs)
1088 Cemetery Road
Driggs, ID   83422

Mailing
150 Courthouse Drive
Driggs, ID  83422

Other
208-354-3442 (phone)
205-354-8410 (fax)
solidwaste@co.teton.id.us

Hours
Commercial & Public Hours:
Tuesday Through Friday
8:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
8:00am to 1:00pm

 

FAQ


What type of waste does the transfer station accept?
We accept household trash (including but not limited to batteries, light bulbs, computers, tv's) except for household hazardous waste. We accept sorted waste including; glass, plastic #1's and 2's w/o lids,  cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum , steel, wire, wood, sheetrock (clean), wood (dimensional lumber, 2x4s, floor joists, plywood/OSB), rocks, concrete, masonry, soil (clean), logs, stumps, untreated posts, manure, green waste (grass and yard trimmings), used motor oil, cell phones, iPods and MP3 players, digital cameras, PDA's and Palm Pilots and small printer inkjet cartridges. We accept construction and demolition debris. We accept tires.

Where should I take my household hazardous waste?
Teton County Wyoming will accept household hazardous waste during the months of April - October by appointment only. Please call Teton County Wyoming (307-733-7678) for details about their household hazardous waste program. Teton County Idaho will reimburse up to $150/year to their residents with a receipt from Teton County Wyoming.

What should I do with the paint that I don't need anymore?
The transfer station can accept latex paint if it is dry. Kitty litter, sawdust, dirt and other similar products can be used to dry paint. Oil base paint is considered a household hazardous waste and should be taken to Teton County Wyoming household hazardous waste facility.

Why do you stockpile recyclables?
Solid Waste stockpiles their recyclables to make sure that we have collected enough to get a fair market price for them. Because of our remote location it is not cost effective to constantly haul small amounts of recyclables offsite. We store them until we have enough to make hauling them worthwhile.

Why do you charge more for refrigerators and tires?
The refrigerant must be drained from a refrigerator before it can be disposed of. The additional cost of the refrigerator is for refrigerant removal. Tires must be disposed of by a special hauler and the cost to dispose of those is higher.

Why do I have to come across the scale if I'm only recycling?
The transfer station tracks all of the waste and recycling that it processes. We track it by weight and the scale is the way we weigh the materials.

Why do you close at 3pm during the week and 1pm on Saturdays?
Our closing is based on Mud Lake Landfill's closing time. Our truck needs to be able to be loaded and to Mud Lake before 4:30pm on weekdays and 2:30pm on Saturdays.

Does the county provide trash pickup services?
You can drop off your household trash and recyclables at Teton County Solid Waste Transfer Station located in Driggs. Teton County does not provide trash pickup services. Untill November 1, 2015 Voorhees will be the provider for curbside collection of household garbage in Teton County. On November 1, 2015 Voorhees Sanitation will be providing trash pickup within City Limits of Driggs and Tetonia. They can be reached at 208-354-2249. RAD will begin providing trash and recycling pickup in the unincorporated area (non-city) of Teton County. RAD can be contacted at (208)220-7721 or  http://www.radcurbside.com/