Solid Waste

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Canyon County Residents

General Fee: $14.50 per ton
Note: It takes approximately 620lbs to exceed the minimum fee of $5.00

A limit of ten (10) passenger or light truck tires for $2.00 each in addition to your weight.

Refrigeration units with or without compressors containing Freon or oil an additional fee of $15.00 per unit is charged in addition to your weight.

Clean wood wastes are accepted for a reduced fee of $12.00 per ton.


Owyhee County Residents

General Fee: $16.00 per ton
Note: It takes approximately 620lbs to exceed the minimum fee of $4.75.

A limit of ten (10) passenger or light truck tires for $2.25 each in addition to your weight.

Refrigeration units with or without compressors containing Freon or oil an additional fee of $15.00 per unit is charged in addition to your weight.

Clean wood wastes are accepted for a reduced fee of $12.00 per ton.

We accept household waste from Canyon and Owyhee County residents only.

Household Waste

Household Waste is defined as any solid waste (including garbage, trash, and sanitary waste in septic tanks) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds and day-use recreation areas). USEPA 40 CFR Part 258.2 and IC 39-7403.21.

The following wastes will be accepted but must be placed in an area designated by the Waste Screener on duty:

  • Lead acid car and truck batteries
  • Ten (10) passenger and light truck tires for an additional fee of $2.00 each in addition to your weight.
  • Up to 5 gallons of Latex and Lead Based Paints.
  • Refrigeration units with or without compressors containing freon or oil. A fee of $15.00 per unit is charged in addition to your weight.
  • Up to 3 gallons of used motor oils from residents only. Oil will not be accepted from commercial sources.
  • Up to 3 gallons of used antifreeze will be accepted from residents only.
  • Up to 5 gallons of old gasoline or diesel fuels will be accepted from residents.
  • Clean wood wastes are accepted for a reduced fee of $12.00/ton.
  • Regulated Asbestos Containing Material (RACM) is accepted for a fee of $50.00/ton with prior notification and proper Waste Shipment Record documentation.
  • We accept televisions from households only.

Solid Waste

Solid Waste is defined as any (household) garbage, or (household) refuse, sludge from a waste water treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting industrial , commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved materials in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges that are point sources subject to permit under 33 USC 1342, or source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (68 Stat. 923). USEPA 40 CFR Part 258.2 and IC 39-7403.50


Commercial/Industrial Waste

Commercial/Industrial Waste that may be considered as normal municipal solid waste are those wastes that may be landfilled without any special procedures, handling, or testing by landfill personnel. Each industrial waste and/or waste stream which does not meet the above criteria may be evaluated individually to determine if the waste will be accepted. The burden of proof that a particular industrial waste and/or waste stream is an acceptable innocuous waste is solely the responsibility of the waste generator. Any industrial wastes which fit the above criteria will not automatically be accepted at the landfill. The Canyon County Commission reserves all rights to either accept or reject any industrial waste and/or waste stream regardless of data supplied by the waste generator.

The County encourages industrial waste generators to evaluate their waste stream(s) to minimize, detoxify, and recycle as much of the waste stream as possible.

If you have old computers you need to dispose of please check out one of these options. The county is not affiliated in any way with any of these companies.

The Waste Screener on duty will direct you where to put these items.

Canyon County provides an opportunity for individuals to recycle various materials at the landfill. the following items are collected for recycling:

  • Computers
  • Bulk metal and appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Lead Acid batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Clean wood material
  • Passenger and Light truck tires

Can I pay the Fee Online?
Yes.  Canyon County Solid Waste has contracted with Point & Pay external to provide an online payment service.

This online service for electronic payments charges a convenience fee (2.75% of total amount quoted by landfill representative) for use of this service. The convenience fee is automatically calculated and included in final step of check-out online.  All credit card payments will charged a 2.75% fee (minimum fee of $2.00).

  • This non-refundable convenience fee covers the costs of secure payment processing, servers, hosting, and accounting and does not benefit Canyon County Solid Waste.
  • A “ticket or account number” is required to complete online payment.

Click Here external to make a secure online payment now.

What & Where do I Recycle?
Canyon County provides an opportunity for individuals to recycle various materials at the landfill. the following items are collected for recycling:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Bulk metal and appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Lead Acid batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Clean wood material
  • Passenger and Light truck tires

The following wastes will be accepted but must be placed in an area designated by the Waste Screener on duty:

  • Lead acid car and truck batteries
  • Ten (10) passenger and light truck tires for an additional fee of $2.00 each in addition to your weight.
  • Up to 5 gallons of Latex and Lead Based Paints.
  • Refrigeration units with or without compressors containing freon or oil. A fee of $15.00 per unit is charged in addition to your weight.
  • Up to 3 gallons of used motor oils from residents only. Oil will not be accepted from commercial sources.
  • Up to 3 gallons of used antifreeze will be accepted from residents only.
  • Up to 5 gallons of old gasoline or diesel fuels will be accepted from residents.
  • Clean wood wastes are accepted for a reduced fee of $12.00/ton.
  • Regulated Asbestos Containing Material (RACM) is accepted for a fee of $50.00/ton with prior notification and proper Waste Shipment Record documentation.

What are the Types of Waste accepted?
We accept household waste from Canyon and Owyhee County residents only.

Household Waste:

  • Household Waste is defined as any solid waste (including garbage, trash, and sanitary waste in septic tanks) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds and day-use recreation areas). USEPA 40 CFR Part 258.2 and IC 39-7403.21.
  • Note: We accept televisions from households only.

Solid Waste
Solid Waste is defined as any (household) garbage, or (household) refuse, sludge from a waste water treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting industrial , commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved materials in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges that are point sources subject to permit under 33 USC 1342, or source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (68 Stat. 923). USEPA 40 CFR Part 258.2 and IC 39-7403.50

Commercial/Industrial Waste

  • Commercial/Industrial Waste that may be considered as normal municipal solid waste are those wastes that may be landfilled without any special procedures, handling, or testing by landfill personnel. Each industrial waste and/or waste stream which does not meet the above criteria may be evaluated individually to determine if the waste will be accepted. The burden of proof that a particular industrial waste and/or waste stream is an acceptable innocuous waste is solely the responsibility of the waste generator. Any industrial wastes which fit the above criteria will not automatically be accepted at the landfill. The Canyon County Commission reserves all rights to either accept or reject any industrial waste and/or waste stream regardless of data supplied by the waste generator.
  • The County encourages industrial waste generators to evaluate their waste stream(s) to minimize, detoxify, and recycle as much of the waste stream as possible.

The Waste Screener on duty will direct you where to put these items.

Old Computers

If you have old computers you need to dispose of please check out one of these options. Though the county is not affiliated in any way with any of these companies.

What is the minimum fee?
The minimum fee for Canyon County residents is $4.25; for Owyhee County residents it is $4.75. Other additional fees may apply for Canyon & Owyhee County residents.

Who will need a Material Waste Verification?

  • All construction, demolition and roofing wastes delivered to the Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill must have a Material Waste Verification Form pdf filled out prior to entering the scale.
    • If this is not adhered to, the driver will be asked to move off the scale, fill out the paperwork, and then go to the back of the line to be weighed. It is the Waste Transporter owner’s responsibility to have all paperwork filled out properly and given to their driver. This is to alleviate any delays for other Pickles Butte Landfill Customers.  It is our hope to bring the best customer service to all of our Landfill users. However, there may be changes to certain aspects of work flow if proper documentation or procedure is not followed.
      • Below you will find a link to a MASTER copy for your office to keep on file to make your own copies for your drivers.  These forms will no longer be available at the Scale house.
      • If for any reason you need a new copy, one can be printed from this website or picked up at the main office between the hours of 8:00a.m. & 3:00p.m, Monday through Friday.

Will I need to cover my load before going to the Landfill?
Starting April 17, 2005 the requirements for covered waste loads will be enforced for all loads delivered to the Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill. The applicable County Code section from Chapter 2 Article 3 is provided below:

  • 02-03-03(3) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person hauling garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash of any kind upon the public highways of Canyon County outside the corporate limits of any municipality within Canyon County to haul garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash without covering and securing such garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash in a manner as to prevent scattering or blowing or loss of the material being so transported. (Ord. 05-011, 4-6-05, eff. 4-10-05: 2005 Code)
  • 02-03-15-(2)Penalty: Any person violating any section of this article, other than sections 02-03-08 or section 02-03-13(4) of this article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and each separate violation hereof shall be punishable by fine or not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). (Ord. 05-012, 4-12-05, eff. 4-17-05: 2005 Code)

View/Download Our Guide To Covering Loads Here pdf

Starting April 17, 2005 the requirements for covered waste loads will be enforced for all loads delivered to the Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill. The applicable County Code section from Chapter 2 Article 3 is provided below:

02-03-03(3) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person hauling garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash of any kind upon the public highways of Canyon County outside the corporate limits of any municipality within Canyon County to haul garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash without covering and securing such garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash in a manner as to prevent scattering or blowing or loss of the material being so transported. (Ord. 05-011, 4-6-05, eff. 4-10-05: 2005 Code)

02-03-15-(2)Penalty: Any person violating any section of this article, other than sections 02-03-08 or section 02-03-13(4) of this article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and each separate violation hereof shall be punishable by fine or not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). (Ord. 05-012, 4-12-05, eff. 4-17-05: 2005 Code)

It is our hope to bring the best customer service to all of our Landfill users. With this, there may be changes to certain aspects of work flow. All construction, demolition and roofing wastes delivered to the Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill must have a Material Waste Verification Form filled out prior to entering the scale.

If this is not adhered to, the driver will be asked to move off the scale, fill out the paperwork, and then go to the back of the line to be weighed. It is the Waste Transporter owner’s responsibility to have all paperwork filled out properly and given to their driver. This is to alleviate any delays for other Pickles Butte Landfill Customers.

Below you will find a link to a MASTER copy for your office to keep on file to make your own copies for your drivers.

These forms will no longer be available at the Scale house.

If for any reason you need a new copy, one can be printed from this website or picked up at the main office between the hours of 8:00a.m. & 3:00p.m, Monday through Friday.

Material Waste Verification Form pdf

David Loper
Solid Waste Director

Perch Road through the Canyon is closed.

Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill

Address

15500 Missouri Avenue
Nampa, Idaho 83686

Phone / Fax

P 208-466-7288
Scale House Ext 224

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Hours

Monday – Saturday 8am – 5:30pm
(excluding major holidays)