The City of Idaho Falls' Sanitation Division provides solid waste collection and disposal for the purpose of maintaining a clean and healthy community.
The division also maintains recycle bins around the City for the deposit of sorted newspaper, office paper, magazines, and phone books; plastic, food and drink containers marked with number 1 through 7; aluminum cans; and tin cans. The locations of the bins can be found on the Recycle Bin Map (PDF). Recycle any items not listed on the bins by taking them to a local recycling center.
View the city code for the Sanitation Division (PDF).
The division has a mulch pile created from leaves and discarded Christmas trees. This mulch is free only to City of Idaho Falls residents and information can be obtained by calling the division. The Sanitation Division will remove brush and small tree limbs if they are tied in bundles not to exceed 4 feet long and 50 pounds in weight. Contact the division to schedule a brush pickup.
Information on container size and weight and a holiday pickup schedule can be found on the policies and ordinances page. All garbage containers should be ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on their scheduled day.
The Sanitation Division will also remove items such as water heaters, stoves, dishwashers, sofas, box springs, mattresses, etc. but requires that the resident call the Sanitation Division to schedule a pickup.
Tires and items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, are subject to a disposal fee by the Bonneville County Transfer Station. The resident must obtain the disposal fee amount by calling the Bonneville County Transfer Station at 528-5550 and include a check payable to Bonneville County in that amount with the items to be hauled.
Do Not Put Brush in Waste Containers
The landfills and transfer station are under the direction of Bonneville County. Please call the county at 208-528-5550, ext. 3 for questions regarding locations, hours, and disposal of items.