Introducing Curbside Compost Collection

Boise is a city that values lasting environments, innovation and resourcefulness. The way we manage our resources is a crucial part of the city’s future, and as our population grows, so does the amount of waste generated.  Did you know that over 45% of all waste that Boise households send to the landfill is compostable?  

Curbside compost collection is coming this summer. This exciting new service will reduce waste, extend landfill life and give the City of Boise more control over long-term resource management costs.

With compost collection, Boise residents will turn material bound for the landfill into a valuable and reusable product. Rather than being buried forever, compostable material is given new life that residents can use at their own home. From setting out the new cart on your curb, to receiving finished compost at no cost that you can use on your lawn, trees or flower pots, the entire cycle is completed here, locally.

Here's what you need to know:

Mark Your Calendar

March 1 - March 31:  Cart Ordering Period

  • Review your default cart size and select a different size compost cart if necessary
  • Reduce the number of current trash carts
  • Change the size of trash/recycling carts
  • Opt-out of the composting program/receive a home composting waiver
  • Purchase a kitchen collection pail

June 1 - July 31: Cart Delivery Period

  • Based on your selections during the cart ordering period, carts will be delivered and/or picked up.
  • Once your compost cart has been delivered, start composting! Set your compost cart out on your regular trash collection day for pick-up.

Want more information? Check out our compost program page.

Multiple Trash Cart Price Change

This summer, additional trash carts will increase in price to reflect the actual cost of service. More information.



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