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The following list of materials can be brought to a Boise City mobile collection site. However, space is limited and we cannot accept large quantities of items. 

We can take up to 25 items or small loads that will easily fit into the cargo area of a small SUV or trunk of a car. Larger quantities or pickup truck-sized loads of household hazardous waste must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility at the Ada County  Landfill. If you have questions about specific materials, call the Boise Public Works Department at 208-608-7136.

Note: Do NOT leave items at a site when a collection vehicle is not present. Leaving toxic chemicals unattended creates hazardous conditions and is a violation of Boise City Code 8-10-4.01 and 8-10-5.08. The sites are CLOSED on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

Automotive Products

  • Used motor oil (max. two 1-gallon translucent containers, label "motor oil"; also part of curbside trash collection program; oil is collected weekly)
  • Antifreeze
  • Old gasoline (max. 5 gallons)

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  • All types (except alkaline batteries, which are not hazardous; please dispose of those in your trash)

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Gas Cylinders/Tanks

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Household Products

  • Aerosols
  • Cleaners - all types
  • Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Used fryer oil (max 5 gallons; must be free of food particles and in a spill-proof container. The container won't be returned.)

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Mercury-containing Products

  • Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Button cell batteries, alkaline batteries more than 10 years old
  • Antiques (barometers, clocks, mirrors, antique necklaces from Mexico)

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Paints and Stains (max. 25 gallons)

  • Latex paint and oil-based paints and stains
  • Solvents
  • Paint thinners
  • Wood stains

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Televisions / Computers / Electronics / Small Appliances

  • Computer equipment (e.g. laptops, hard drives, LCD displays, computer monitors - limit: 3)
  • Televisions smaller than 27" - limit: 2. Larger televisions and console televisions must be taken to the Recycling Area at the Ada County Landfill
  • Audio/Visual Equipment (e.g. DVDs, VCRs, camcorders, cameras, radios)
  • Electric Mowers - Due to their bulky size must be taken to the Recycling Area at the Ada County Landfill
  • Office Equipment (printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines)
  • Cell phones
  • Microwaves

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Yard and Garden

  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Garden chemicals
  • Pool/spa chemicals

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Items NOT Accepted at HHW Collection Sites

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If you would like assistance finding the appropriate agency or management firm that will help with proper handling of these materials, please contact the Boise Public Works Department, Environmental Division at 208-608-7136.