Recycling changes now in effect
Recent changes in global recycling markets required the City of Boise to change what materials are accepted in the blue recycle cart. As a result, the City of Boise had to rethink how to manage waste. By recycling common household items and collecting hard-to-recycle plastics, we’re reducing our environmental impact by keeping plastics out of the landfill.
Home Reference Guide
Guia De Referencia
Designed for residents who prefer to quickly check where items go, the Home Reference Guide shows where to put common paper, plastic, metal, and other items.
- Level of Detail: Basic
- Best For: Recyclers who want to focus on a few items.
Detailed Plastics Guide
Tu Guia Para Manejar Plasticos
Designed for residents who prefer to go into depth with different plastic types and put more plastic items into the recycle cart and Hefty® EnergyBag® orange bag.
- Level of Detail: Advanced
- Best For: Recyclers who want to sort items using numbers.
Black and white version of detailed guide (Download this PDF)
Collection is delayed by one day for the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
If the holiday is observed on a weekend, no changes will occur with the collection schedule.
COLLECTION DAY SCHEDULE
Recycling is collected every other week on your designated trash day. To determine your collection day, visit Republic Service's collection day map.