How Much Does It Cost?
The Board of Ada County Commissioners sets disposal fees for Ada County's landfill. Only waste generated in Ada County is acceptable for disposal at the Ada County landfill. The fee is determined by measured volume of waste, not by weight. Because the Solid Waste Management Department is a County 'Enterprise Fund', no tax dollars are used for support, maintenance, or operation of the department, the landfill, or the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
LANDFILL DISPOSAL FEE SCHEDULE
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2008
$2.75 per cubic yard
This rate applies only to wood products placed in the wood waste recycling area (construction lumber, tree limbs, shrubs, or other wood items that can be turned into wood chips).
Please see the Diversion and Recycling Programs section.
$5.50 per cubic yard
This is waste typically generated by a residence. It is generally easy to compress in the landfill. Think of this waste as regular household trash.
$11.00 per cubic yard
This rate is only available to commercial trash haulers who have vehicles capable of compacting waste (compactor truck or compactor box).
$11.00 per cubic yard
This is all waste from construction or demolition projects, including, but not limited to, lumber, metal, wallboard (gypsum board), roofing material, carpet, dirt, rocks, concrete, bricks, and appliances (except refrigeration units). If a waste is not compressible or crushable, it is construction/demolition waste.
Asbestos Containing Material
$40.00 per cubic yard
Asbestos containing material is accepted by appointment only. Disposal fees for asbestos containing material includes a $20.00 Special Waste Disposal Certificate.
Special Waste Disposal Certificate $22.00
A Special Waste Disposal Certificate is used when a person or business wants documented proof that their waste was properly disposed and buried in the landfill. The disposal is witnessed by landfill personnel.
The landfill accepts household refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. There is a limit of 2 units per household per year.
The landfill can accept up to four (4) passenger car size tires (17" rim diameter or smaller). For additional information, call 577-4725.
Computer Monitors and Televisions
Electronic devices, such as computer monitors and television sets, that contain cathode ray tubes (CRTs). CRTs contain up to 8 pounds of lead which is a hazardous waste. The landfill accepts CRTs as part of the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program.
Presently, there is no charge for CRT disposal.
For more information, please call the Ada County Solid Waste Management Department at 577-4725 or e-mail:
Credit/debit cards ARE accepted at the Landfill.
How Much Will It Cost If I Haul Trash To The Landfill?
How much it costs to dispose of trash at Ada County's landfill depends on two factors:
What and How Much?
- What are you bringing to the landfill? Is it regular household trash? Urban rubble? Appliances? Refrigerators? Tires? Asbestos? What you bring determines the rate you will be charged. Each type of material has its own disposal rate.
- How much are you bringing to the landfill? If you bring a small amount, such as the back of a half-ton pickup loaded just to the sides or less, you will probably pay $11.00 -- that's the minimum. If you are bringing 10 cubic yards of urban rubble, expect to pay $110.00. Disposal fees are based on "What" and "How Much".
If you are not sure how much material is in your load, use this simple formula:
'L' is the length of your load, measured in feet; 'W' is the width of your load, also measured in feet; and, 'H' is the height of you load (in feet, too). Be sure to measure just the material, not the trailer or container it's in. Once you have multiplied the length times the width times the height, divide this number by 27 (that's how many cubic feet there are in one cubic yard). This will tell you how many cubic yards are in your load. Then, multiply that number by the disposal fee for the type of material your are bringing to the landfill.
REMEMBER - Weight has nothing to do with the disposal fee. Ada County assesses the fee based on "measured volume".
Common Trailer Sizes and Volumes:
4' by 8' by 2' = 2 cubic yards | 7' by 10' by 4' = 10 cubic yards
5' by 6' by 3' = 3 cubic yards | 7' by 12' by 4' = 12 cubic yards
5' by 8' by 3' = 4 cubic yards | 7' by 15' by 4' = 15 cubic yards
Residential Trash Service
Residential Trash Service Rates are set by local jurisdiction, i.e., the City of Boise sets rates within their city limit, the City of Meridian sets rates within their city limit, etc. For information about residential trash rates, please contact the local jurisdiction.
Ada County Rates - Outside All City Limits (unincorporated Ada County)
Call 287-6800 - Ada County Treasurer's Office - Trash Billing
Boise City Rates
Call 384-3901 - Boise Public Works, Environmental Division
Call 922-5546 - Kuna City Hall
or 922-3313 - J&M Sanitation
Call 888-4433 - Meridian Trash Billing
Garden City, Eagle and Star
Allied Waste provides trash service collection (under contracts) in the cities of Garden City, Eagle and Star. For current residential service rates in these cities, please contact Allied Waste Customer Service at 345-1265.