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

 

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Teton County Solid Waste & Recycling

Transfer Station Year Round Hours of Operation:

SUNDAY & MONDAY - CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday: 8 am to 3 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 1 pm

TETON COUNTY TRANSFER STATION
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING
The Board of County Commissioners establish the following schedule for Hours of Operation and fees for materials being delivered to Teton County Transfer Station:

Procedure for using Transfer Station:

DON'T LIKE LONG LINES? FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO EXPEDITE YOUR VISIT:

PLEASE STAY OFF YOUR PHONE WHILE ONSITE FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY

CASH IS KING, CREDIT CARDS COST YOU $1.00 PLUS 3% OF YOUR ORIGINAL FEE AND THEY TAKE LONGER TO PROCESS PAYMENT

CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED, BUT THEY MUST INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER; AND PREFILL ALL AREAS EXCEPT AMOUNT SO YOUR NOT FILLING IT ALL OUT AT THE WINDOW AND HOLDING UP EVERYONE ELSE.

ALL vehicles must weigh in and out regardless if a fee will be applied. 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.

MIXED LOADS
If your load is a mixed load, meaning sorted with household, that exceeds 6 or more bags of unsorted trash or 6 or more bags of sorted materials, 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)

Teton Solid Waste Staff may assist with unloading material as a courtesy
when available. Please make sure you have adequate manpower to unload
your material upon arrival. Employee assisted unload should not be an expectation.

TYPE OF WASTE & COST:
HOUSEHOLD  (125 lbs or More) = $79 per ton
HOUSEHOLD (125 lbs or Less) = $5 min charge for any household
SORTED WASTE (350 LBS OR LESS) = NO CHARGE

SORTED WASTE (350 lbs or More) = $15 per ton ($5 min.)

UNSORTED WASTE = $210 per ton

UNSORTED WASTE IS NON-HOUSEHOLD OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE - SEE EXPLANATION BELOW

TIRES = $125/TON FOR 5 OR MORE TIRES,
$5ea FOR A CAR OR LIGHT TRUCK TIRE $10 FOR A TRUCK TIRE


DEAD ANIMALS= $15 per ton


REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS/AC UNITS = $79 per ton + $15 ea

Customers... Yes we take your broken refrigerators and freezers

~HOWEVER~

We do not clean them out for you. If you bring them in with food they will be sent back with you until they are properly cleaned out. ( We have just the place to dump out the contents if you would rather stay on site )



DEFINITIONS:
HOUSEHOLD WASTE - Waste produced by a household or a business
doing normal, every-day activities.

SORTED WASTE - Any waste brought to the transfer station that will be
sorted by the hauler dropped off in designated areas.
Please make sure all sortable materials are “clean” and separated with no
other materials attached to them, i.e.: drywall with wood attached or wood
with metal attached. No cloth material attached. Sortable Items with mixed material are classified as unsorted and will be charged @ $210 per ton if customer chooses not to sort according to transfer station policy.

RECYCLING MATERIALS INCLUDE:

All Recycling material less than 350 Lbs per trip are FREE of charge. Anything over 350 lbs will be
charged at $15/Ton ($5 minimum)
Paper:
 Printed Newspaper
 Office
Notebooks
Magazines
Phone Books
(Packing Paper in any form, Paper Bags and
Brown Paper are House Hold 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.

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


Plastics 

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


E-Waste:
Televisions: None Tube FlatScreen Only
(Tube style TV/All 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 Cans (Rinsed)

Aluminum Cans (Rinsed)


Batteries ( all )

All Sorted material less than 350 Lbs per trip are FREE of charge. Anything over 350 Lbs will becharged at $15/Ton ($5 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

WHY IS UNSORTED WASTE COST SO HIGH @ $210 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 some items that are considered Unsorted and will be charged at the $210 per ton and
may be inspected before disposed of:


Asphalt Shingles & Asphalt/Tar Paper
Bituthene – Roofing Underlayment
Boats – nonmetal or non-wood
Camper Shells – Non metal
Carpet
Carpet Pad
Cedar Shingles mixed with other roof Materials
Ceiling Tiles/paneling
Drywall Compound Boxes/Containers
Engineered Flooring with padding/Insulation
Hot Tubs & Hot Tub Covers/Lids
Insulation – All Types
Lumber Wrap Tarps
Linoleum
Melamine Building Materials
Moisture Barrier
Pallets/Crates with other materials attached
Plumbing Fixtures - non-porcelain/non metal
Pressure Treated Lumber
PVC Piping or any plastic piping
Railroad Ties
Shop Cleanups that are unsorted products

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) 354-3442
Solid Waste Supervisor Saul Varela (208) 354-0245 ext: 521
Email: solidwaste@co.teton.id.us OR svarela@co.teton.id.us