- MATERIALS ACCEPTED
- HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
- SPECIAL SERVICES
- BULKY WASTE SITES
- NEZ PERCE COUNTY
3299 Hwy 8
P.O. Box 8036
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 883-3574 (fax)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Latah Sanitation, Inc. (LSI) is a local, family-operated solid waste management company serving Latah County, Idaho since 1966. Services provided include solid waste collection for residential and commercial customers on rural and urban routes throughout the county. LSI also operates the Solid Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), located 4 miles east of Moscow, ID on Highway 8. The SWPF is home to our transfer station operations, an inert construction/demolition landfill, composting facility, household hazardous waste facility, and scrap metal and tire recycling programs.
- untreated wood
- vinyl siding
- carpet & padding
- sod, stumps, branches greater than 6″ in diameter
Municipal Solid Waste
- household waste
- animal bones & hides
- animal waste
- treated grain
- treated lumber
- cold ashes
Washers, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, large microwaves, etc. Appliances with CFCs include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners.
Passenger and commercial tires. Tires with rims are an additional fee.
For minimum fee and other fees on above items, call Latah Sanitation (208) 882-5724.
Yard waste is run through Latah Sanitation’s grinder and then composted. Certain materials can not be run through the grinder such as sod, stumps and any material larger than 6 inches in diameter. These materials need to be brought to the demolition area. Please be sure to remove plastic bags as they are not compostable and can bind up in the grinder. Materials accepted include:
- branches of any length but under 6” in diameter
- decoration-free Christmas trees
- hedge trimmings
Compost is free to residents of Latah County but please call ahead of time for availability.
Aluminum, tin, steel, metal, iron, copper, brass.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) services are only available to Latah County residents and are no charge.
Commercial accounts, please call for details.
Spring & Summer Hours
April—October: Every Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall & Winter Hours
November—March: The first Saturday of each month
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
You may bring in multiple containers of five gallons or less of hazardous waste during our HHW OPEN hours of operation (see above).
If your container is larger than five gallons or if you have an emergency, please call us at (208) 882-5724 to make an appointment.
This diversion program is available to Latah County residents only at no charge.
Household Hazardous Waste
Many of the products we use every day in our homes can be hazardous
to people and the environment if they are used or disposed of
incorrectly. Read product labels carefully and look for the words: danger, warning or caution. These signal words are required by federal
law to be placed on products with any of the following properties:
- Flammable/Combustible: Can be easily set on fire or ignited
- Explosive/Reactive: Can detonate or explode through exposure to heat, sudden shock or pressure, or readily reacts with other products or chemicals.
- Corrosive/Caustic: Can burn and destroy living tissue on contact.
- Toxic/Poisonous: Capable of causing injury or death through ingestion, inhalation or absorption.
- Radioactive: Can damage or destroy cells and chromosomal material.
If you have unwanted products that are labeled with any of these terms, you have HHW. It is important to dispose of HHW responsibly in order to minimize the risk of causing damage to yourself, others or the environment.
You may safely dispose of HHW at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Before bringing your HHW to the Facility, please
follow the instructions below:
- DO NOT MIX CHEMICALS TOGETHER! Keep chemicals separate, preferably in their original, labeled containers. If chemicals are not in their original containers, please print the chemical name (if known) on the container.
- Place your HHW in a sturdy cardboard box lined with newspaper. Wrap any leaking container in a clear plastic bag. Place the box in the trunk of your car or bed of a pickup truck where it can be easily reached.
Nail Polish & Remover
Paint, Stain, Varnish
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
We’re sorry, but we cannot accept ammunition, explosives or explosive waste, asbestos, radioactive waste, biological, biohazard or medical waste, fluorescent tubes or bulbs, or compressed gas cylinders at the HHW Facility. If you need to dispose of these items, please contact Latah Sanitation at
If you are a farm operation that has unusable pesticides for disposal, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture sponsors an annual Pesticide Disposal Program. For more information, please visit: http://www.agri.state.id.us/
Household Hazardous Waste is expensive to dispose of properly, but you can help us keep costs down! If you have old paint, please follow these simple suggestions first:
- Throw Dried Paint out with Trash
Once paint has dried, it is virtually harmless to the environment. Open all paint cans and check the paint inside. If it is dried, throw the can (with the lid removed) directly into your household trash.
Recycle Good Paint
- Open the paint and give it a stir. If the paint stirs into a lumpy consistency or if the liquid and pigment remain separated after stirring, your paint is bad. If it stirs into a smooth, even consistency, your paint is good. Please Check with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Sojourners Alliance to see if they could use your paint. Good paint may also be brought to the HHW Facility.
- Solidify and Dispose of Bad Latex Paint
If your water-based paint has gone bad, please help keep HHW Collection costs down by solidifying and disposing of the paint on your own. To solidify water-based paint, mix clumping kitty litter into the paint until it solidifies into one mass. Once latex paint has been solidified in this manner, it can be treated the same way you would treat dried paint–leave the lid off the can and throw it into your regular trash.
- Bring Wet Oil-Based Paint to HHW Facility
Oil-based paints pose a greater environmental hazard than water-based paints, so if you have oil-based paints that are not dried out, bring them to the HHW collection facility DURING HOURS OF OPERATION (see above) to be processed with other hazardous materials.
For questions, problems, or service requests, please call LSI at (208) 882-5724 or contact your billing office listed in the Billing section of this website.
Roll-carts are available in 35, 65, and 95 gallons. The correctly sized roll-cart should allow for occasional extra volume since a fee will be charged for trash not contained in the roll-cart.
New participants have a 60-day trial period for free exchanges. After 60 days an exchange fee will be charged.
To ensure uninterrupted service, please observe the collection times listed in the Schedules section of this website.
If your garbage is missed, please call LSI at (208) 882-5724 as soon as possible. Due to travel distances, it is not always possible to go back to collect missed garbage in rural areas.
During extreme weather events, drivers may be called in before all garbage is collected. In this unlikely event, garbage collections will usually be caught up by your next collection day.
When and Where to Place Your Roll-carts
- Residents must have their roll-carts out by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day.
- Place your roll-cart for collection where it has been delivered to your home. This will ensure your trash is collected and accessible by the collection vehicle.
- Place the roll-cart(s) with the arrows on the lid pointing towards the public roadway. If there is a curb, the wheels should be pushed against it.
- Your roll-cart should not be within 3 feet of cars, other roll-carts, mailboxes, trees or other objects that will prevent the automated arm from being able to access your container.
Do not exceed the load rating of the roll-cart. Materials should not be packed down, but placed loosely in the cart. Roll-carts will not empty properly when packed tightly. It is not required or encouraged to fully fill roll-carts each week.
Loose garbage that is around or falls from your roll-cart during collection is the responsibility of the customer. To avoid this, please tie off all garbage in plastic bags and place in roll-cart. Any extra bag/item will be assessed a fee.
Keep the lid closed when not in use to reduce any unnecessary water weight and discourage insects and animals from invading the contents.
Materials not allowed in roll-carts
Roll-carts are intended for household waste only. Do not place construction debris, TVs, monitors, hot ashes, briquettes, human waste, large quantities of animal waste, dead animals, solvents, flammable liquids, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, radioactive waste, or other hazardous materials in roll-cart. For more information on hazardous materials and their proper disposal, please see the Household Hazardous Waste tab above.
Animal Bedding and Pet Feces
Animal bedding and pet feces (only small amounts allowed) should be placed in a securely fastened plastic bag before it is placed in household garbage.
Please drain or solidify liquids with an absorbent material such as kitty litter before placing in your household trash. Any flammable liquids are not allowed in household garbage and should be taken to the HHW facility at LSI.
Any medical waste that could pose a health risk to collection workers (needles/sharps) should be placed in a labeled and sealed hard container.
Residents may bring yard waste to LSI, Moscow Recycling, or yard waste drop-off boxes within rural cities. Allowable items include leaves, branches less than 4’ long and 6” in diameter, grass clippings, weeds, brush/shrub trimmings, bark, etc. No rocks, dirt, stumps, bags, twine, manure, sod, etc.
For cleanup of broken fluorescent lights, visit www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/#fluorescent
For disposal, call LSI at (208) 882-5724 for instructions.
Each year, Latah Sanitation provides a Fall Leaf Collection Service for City of Moscow residents. During the collection, residents may place leaves and other non-woody lawn and garden trimmings out for curbside collection.
Residents are asked to haul their leaves to Moscow Recycling’s 24 hour yard-waste drop-off site located directly behind Moscow Recycling on N. Almon Street. If you are unable to haul your own leaves, then call Latah Sanitation (208) 882-5724 or Moscow Recycling (208) 882-0590 to set up an appointment to have your leaves collected. For more details, visit our Events page.
Christmas Tree Drop-Off
Residents may drop off their tree at Moscow Recycling’s 24 Hour Yard-Waste Drop-off Site located directly behind the Center on N. Almon St.
Businesses, tree farms, and residents outside the City of Moscow may take their trees to Latah Sanitation for composting at no charge.
- Remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel
- Remove tree stand and nails or metal supports.
- If your tree is taller than 5’, chop into sections of 5’ or less.
Carry out service is available for those persons who, for reason of physical limitations, cannot place their garbage out at the curb for collection. If you are in need of this service, please call Latah Sanitation at (208) 882-5724.
Rolloff containers (22-yard and 30-yard capacity) are available for rental. Please call Latah Sanitation at (208) 882-5724 for rates and scheduling.
The Bulky Waste Sites (in Latah County) and the One Stop Drop Stations (Nez Perce County) were created to allow rural residents to dispose of items too large to be put out with their household garbage. All residential accounts are encouraged to use driveway service weekly. Regular use of the bulky waste sites for household garbage will result in fee increases for all accounts.
Who can use the Bulky Waste Sites?
Troy and rural Moscow residents may now use the Transfer Station. All Bovill, Deary, Genesee, Juliaetta, Kendrick, Onaway, Potlatch and Rural Latah County households may use the Bulky Waste Sites. This service is available for Latah County residents at no charge.
Businesses and residents of the cities of Moscow do not pay into the Bulky Waste Site system and are not permitted to use the Bulky Waste Sites. Moscow residents should take their bulky items directly to the Solid Waste Processing Facility on Hwy 8 for disposal. Call LSI for information and fees.
Are there limits to items?
Bulky Waste Sites are limited to 4 passenger tires and 2 appliances per Saturday. E-waste (TVs, monitors, CPUs or towers, and laptop/notebook) will no longer be accepted and must be recycled at Moscow Recycling.
What items are accepted?
Any item that will not fit into a standard garbage can should be taken to a Bulky Waste Site. This includes furniture, appliances, mattresses, car parts, demolition debris, tree stumps/branches, and tires.
What items are not accepted?
Household garbage, animal/game waste, hazardous materials and medical/infectious wastes are not accepted at the Bulky waste sites. Please call LSI for proper disposal of these types of waste.
8am – 4pm on specified Saturdays only
July 30 & October 29, 2011
Located on Railroad Avenue across from Bovill City Hall and the tennis courts
2nd & 4th Saturday
Located on Line Street behind grain elevators
2nd & 4th Saturday
Located on Morscheck Road across from the sewer lagoons
1st & 3rd Saturday
Located south on Hwy 3 past the ball park
Open year round the 1st & 3rd Saturdays
Located at Mr. Johnson’s old pit. Turn south onto Pine St. (which turns into Rock Creek Rd.) and continue ¼ mile. On left before railroad tracks.
Troy & Rural Moscow
2nd & 4th Saturday
Located at the Transfer Station – 3299 Hwy 8 (Troy Hwy)
Free disposal of inert demolition only
ONE STOP DROP
To facilitate disposal of large items, LSI operates two One Stop Drop stations in rural Nez Perce County. Each site is open two Saturdays per month from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This service is available for Nez Perce County residents at no charge.
Located at the grain elevators on HWY 95 at Sweetwater and is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Located at the intersection of HWY 12 and Gifford Reubens Rd. and is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
If there is a fifth Saturday in a month, there will be no collection services at either station.
Appliances (old refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, etc.), Furniture (old couches, tables, bed frames and mattresses, etc.), Tires (up to ten rimless tires per household when either station is open), Household Batteries, Vehicle Batteries, Household Construction Debris (lumber, concrete, insulation, etc.), and other large items that can’t be taken by your weekly garbage technician.
Aluminum cans; cardboard (please flatten boxes), mixed paper and magazines; glass bottles and jars; newspapers and phone books, tin cans; #1 clear plastic bottles and #2 cloudy plastic milk jugs.
Nez Perce County Treasurer’s Office
Nez Perce County Courthouse
1230 Main St., Lewiston
SCHEDULES & REMINDERS
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Please have your garbage out by 5:00 a.m.
Latah Sanitation, Inc. observes the following holidays:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
If, during the holiday week, your regular garbage day falls on or after the holiday, your garbage will be collected one day late that week. If your regular garbage day falls before the holiday, your trash will be collected as usual. Garbage routes are subject to change. Before the holiday, please check the Lewiston Morning Tribune or call Latah Sanitation, Inc. at (877) 777-5724 if you have any questions.
Three Can or Bag Limit: Please remember, you are only allowed to set out three bags or cans of garbage per week, even if you didn’t put your garbage out the week before.
Size and Weight Restrictions: Please remember that oversize and overweight garbage cans can cause serious injury to our collection workers. Garbage cans must be no larger than 39 gallons in capacity and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds when full. When setting out garbage bags, make sure they weigh no more than 35 pounds to eliminate potential litter problems from breaking bags.
Bag Your Trash: Even if you use garbage cans, please place your trash in tied plastic bags to prevent litter.
Can Your Trash: If you place your trash out in a bag, please consider using a garbage can too. Dogs and wildlife can easily tear bags, creating litter problems. Garbage cans can help reduce this problem.