SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING

Contact Information

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

Mailing
150 Courthouse Drive
Driggs, ID 83422

Other
208-776-8255 (phone)
208-776-8190 (fax)
solidwaste@tetoncountyidaho.gov

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

Department Home


Teton County Solid Waste & Recycling

 

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday  8:00AM to 3:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM to 1:00PM

 

Fee Schedule*

Household Waste:                            $100/Ton ($5 Minimum) 

Non-Household Waste:                    $120/Ton ($5 Minimum)

Unsorted C&D:                                  $210/Ton ($5 Minimum)

Unsorted:                                          $350/Ton ($5 Minimum)

Recycling:                                         $15/Ton ($2 Minimum)  

Sorted Waste:                                    $15/Ton ($2 Minimum)

Household/Recycling Mix:                $40/Ton  ($5 Minimum) 

Household/Sorting Mix:                    $40/Ton ($5 Minimum)    

Appliance Containing Refridgerant:  $15 + $100/Ton

Tires:                                                  $166/Ton or

                                                           $5/tire for car tires

                                                           $10 for large tires.

Teton County Solid Waste accepts payment by Cash/Credit and Check.

*Different rates and fees apply to loads containing waste generated out of county by non-residents.

The Board of County Commissioners establish the schedule for Hours of Operation and Fees for materials being delivered to Teton County Transfer Station.

 

Tips For Your Visit

Waste Management Facilities are dangerous, please do not use your phone while driving, refrain from alllowing pets out of vehicles, and follow the instructions of staff.

Please come prepared.  Staff will NOT assist the public in unloading vehicles.  Please be sure to have adequate manpower to unload material.  Exceptions will be made for items which require heavy equipment in certain cases.

ALL vehicles must weigh in and out. Please follow our green and red traffic signals when entering and exiting the scale house. All loads are subject to a random inspection by the Weigh master and/or staff.

If your load is a mixed load, meaning sorted with household you will be charged by weight according to the fees above: (If you have a mixed load, you can weigh twice or use the highest rate)

DEFINITIONS:

Household Waste: Household Waste is waste produced by a household or business in the course of daily activities.  Examples of household waste include broken household items, office waste, kitchen waste, books and magazines, small cleanups, and toyes.

Non-Household Waste:  Non-Household Waste is waste that is not household waste and does not contain sortable materials.  Examples of non-household include certain construction debris and commercial waste generated outside of regular office waste. 

Unsorted C&D Waste:  Unsorted C&D Waste can be number of different materials.  Wood which has other material attached, including metal or wire, sheetrock, or other go to the C&D pit as unsorted C&D.  Other items such as campers, fiberglass or plastic showers and tubs, pressure tanks, pipe and conduit, also go into the C&D pit as unsorted C&D waste.

Unsorted Waste:  Unsorted Waste is waste that contains materials that could have been sorted, or are mixed loads containing household or non-household mixed with sorted materials which the hauler chose not to sort.  Contaminating Sorted piles will result in the load charged as Unsorted. 

Recycling:  TCSW accepts the following items for recycling or reuse:  Aluminum Cans, Batteries, Corrogated Cardboard, Office and Newspaper (unwaxed packing paper is also accepted in the paper), #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs, Steel and Tin Cans, Glass Bottles, Car Batteries, Used Motor Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Automatic Transmission Oil, and Gear Oil.

Sorted:  TCSW accepts and diverts the following items:  Scrap Metal, Dimensional Lumber and Solid Wood Furniture, Brush, Grass, Manure, Concrete, Stone and Masonry, Dirt and Soil, Ceramic tubs, toilets and sinks, and Glass.

NOTE*  Sheetrock is no longer considered a fill item in the Construction and Demolition pit so it is no longer a sorted material.  Sheetrock is now considered non-household.

Household Recycling Mix:  Haulers who wish to drop off household waste as well as drop off recycling materials can use this category if they do not wish to weigh twice or pay the household rate.

Sorted/Household Mix:  Loads that contain both household waste and sortable materials can use this category if they do not wish to weigh twice or pay the household rate.  Non-Household loads that also contain items which the hauler chooses to sort may also use this category if at least 3/4 of load is recycling or sorted materials.

 

Out of County Rates

Sorted/Recycling: $121/Ton

Household Waste: $135/Ton

Unsorted Construction and Demolition Debris: $350/Ton.

RECYCLING MATERIALS INCLUDE:

All Recycling material will be
charged at $15/Ton ($2 minimum)
Separated Paper:
 Office Paper and Newspaper

A few staples are OK, but no paper clips

(Books, Glossy, Magazines and Waxed Paper are Household Garbage)


Glass:
Bottles and Jars
Rinse all Glass Bottles and Jars to be recycled
Glass Bottle and Jugs must have lids removed
No window panes
No drinking glasses or ceramics


Corrugated Cardboard
NO pizza boxes or food residue
Cardboard needs to be folded flat along with all packing material removed. ANY cardboard lager than 4x2 shouldbe also be cut down to a smaller size


* Gray board (Cereal boxes, Beer and Pop
Boxes, Egg containers, etc) is Not considered
Cardboard. It needs to be placed in the
appropriate location. (Gray Board is NOT a mixed
paper product) Gray Board is a Household Garbage Item.

** Styrofoam: Teton Solid Waste Does Not Recycle
Styrofoam in any form at this time. ALL
Styrofoam is considered Household trash.


Plastics Bottles Only (Separated)

# 1’s & # 2 bottles only & separated (Rinsed with no lids)
The bottle neck MUST be narrower than the base
(Plastic Food Containers, Plastic
Grocery Bags, Plastic Wrap, Laundry containers, Vehicle lubricants/fluids containers, BubbleWrap etc. is House Hold Garbage)


E-Waste:
Televisions: FlatScreen Only
(Tube style TVs and Tube Style Computer
Monitors are House Hold
Garbage and are not
Recyclable)
Cell phones
IPods/MP3 players
Digital Cameras
PDA’s and palm pilots
Computers
Printers/Fax
Ink Cartridges

Tin/Steel Cans (Rinsed)

Aluminum Cans (Rinsed)


Batteries ( all )

 Recycling will be charged at $.0075/LB ($15/Ton with a $2 minimum)

SORTED ITEMS INCLUDE:
Metal:

Washers/Dryers Bicycles w/tires Copper 
Water Heaters Metal Roofing Metal Furniture
Dishwashers Tin Steel

Wood:

UN-treated posts Wood chips Composite Clean Sawdust
Logs Plywood Wood Furniture Painted wood

Brush:

Full trees/Branches Brush Waste Xmas Trees - No Faux

Grass:

Clippings Weeds of all kinds Straw/Hay w/o Strings

WHY IS UNSORTED WASTE COST SO HIGH @ $250 PER TON?

UNSORTED WASTE: NON-HOUSEHOLD All other waste, including waste
produced by contractors performing new construction, remodeling or landscaping work; waste produced by households or businesses conducting one-time cleanup or construction activities of any structure. Unsorted materials that have no reuse/recycle value and not considered to be an inert material. These construction materials can potentially contain asbestos which is very hard to identify especially when loads are mixed with all types of debris. Unsorted waste is also materials that could have been sorted by the customer to its designated piles, but customer chooses not to.
Construction Materials that are not inert can contaminate ground water, soil or air. The remediation of ground water, soil and air is an expensive endeavor and can become a financial burden on tax payers for millions of dollars. Therefore, unsorted materials carry a significantly higher cost when disposed of in landfills or in Construction and Demolition Pits to cover the cost of managing this waste properly and to cover any potential future cost of unforeseen contamination issues and possible required remediation.

The following are non-household items that go into the transfer building and will be charged at $120 per ton and may be inspected before disposal:

Asphalt Shingles & Asphalt/Tar Paper

Bituthene - Roofing Underlayment

Carpet

Carpet Pad

Ceiling Tiles and Paneling

Sheetrock and Compound Boxes/Containers

Insulation

Lumber Wrap Tarps

Linoleum

Melamine Building Materials

Mosture Barrier

Rotten or unsalvagable Railroad Ties

The following are some items that are considered Unsorted C&D and will be charged at the $210 per ton and
may be inspected before disposal:


Boats – nonmetal or non-wood
Campers and Camper Shells – Non metal
Cedar Shingles mixed with other roof Materials
Engineered Flooring with padding/Insulation 
Pallets/Crates with other materials attached
Plumbing Fixtures - non-porcelain/non metal
PVC Piping or any plastic piping

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The County currently does not accept household hazardous waste.
Household hazardous waste is defined as any substance that will no longer be used for itsintended purpose and exhibits any of the following characteristics; it’s flammable, reactive with other chemicals to emit toxic gases ,or becomes explosive; it’s corrosive or toxic to humans and
animals. This includes; antifreeze, acid-based products, ammonia- based cleaners and photochemicals, flammable liquids such as paint, brake fluid, hydrogen peroxide, nitrites and nitrates,flammable solids such as adhesives, glues, waxes and silicone sealants, aerosols, poisons,
pesticides and asbestos containing materials.
Teton County Idaho will reimburse up to $150/year of cost for materials taken to the Teton County Wyoming Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility with proper receipt submitted to the Weigh master or at the courthouse. Teton County will only reimburse County Residents for these cost.
To make an appointment please call: 307-733-7678.

Are you bringing us your weeds?

Noxious Weeds are still accepted as a Sorted item; but please make sure to keep all your Noxious Weeds separate!! You are required to remove noxious weeds from bags if you choose to bag them. Let us know if you are carrying any of these in your next load so they can be placed in a designated area!

.

These are the most OBNOXIOUS weeds that are frequenting our beautiful County

For more information or to contact our Weed & Pest department

clink on the link provided below:

Teton County Weeds

CONTACTS:
Weigh master at Scale House Phone 208-776-8255
Solid Waste Supervisor Danny O'Donnell 208-776-8222 ext: 521
Email: solidwaste@tetoncountyidaho.gov or dodonnell@tetoncountyidaho.gov

 
 

 

 

 


AH Digital FX Studios, Inc.