401 N. Jackson

P.O. Box 9385

Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 882-0590

(208) 882-2925 (fax)

Hours of Operation

Buyback and Office Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm

Large Volume Drop-Off Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Recyclable Drop-Off Area

(located in the N. Jackson St. parking lot)

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Yard Waste Facility

(located behind facility on N. Almon Street)

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekMoscow Recycling (MR) is a public/private partnership between the City of Moscow and Latah Sanitation. Services include recycling collection for residential and commercial customers. MR also operates the

recycling center, located south of Rosauer’s, which includes recycling and yard waste drop-off. Over 30 different commodities are accepted at the center


LEAD ACID BATTERIES (Auto, Boat, etc.) Drop off located on north end of building by used motor oil. Place on white spill control pallet.


Drop off at office window during operating hours.

CFL’S (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs)

Drop off CFLs (unbroken) at office window during operating hours. No fluorescent tubes.


All consumer electronics are free to recycle for Latah County residents.  TVs, Monitors, CPUs and Laptops must be recycled.  Do not dismantle TVs or a fee of .20/lb will be charged.

Business & Out of County:  Call for details/fees

No Appliances (e.g. microwaves).


Recycle glass bottles & jars only. Rinse and discard lids. Labels can be left on. No light bulbs, ceramics, window glass, drinking glasses, Pyrex or windshields.



Drain and rinse. No foil or tin cans.


Clean foil only. Keep foil separate from aluminum cans. Place foil in the clear poly bag container in front of the building (next to Phone Book bin).


Brass (yellow & red); copper tubing & wire (cleaned); cast & sheet aluminum (less than 31/2’ wide/long); vehicle radiators.


Food and drink cans only. Please rinse. Labels can be left on. No aerosol or paint cans.

Motor/Cooking Oil

Residential use only. Use sealed containers no larger than 5 gallons. Place on white spill control pallets located on front side of building. If you need your container back, bring to center during operating hours for assistance. No antifreeze.


There are two categories of plastic, each with their own bin (see below). Check code # on bottom of container and place in the appropriate bin. Please rinse containers and discard lids. No Styrofoam, plastic bags, plastic packaging, or plastics having contained hazardous waste.


Must be cloudy (e.g. milk jugs) and screw-type top


All other #1 containers

All other #2 containers

#3-7 containers (no styrofoam or plastic bags)

Yes, plastic recycling is confusing.

When in doubt, throw it out!



Two-ply cardboard with wavy center and brown grocery sacks. Flatten boxes to no larger than 4×4 feet. No waxed boxes.


High-gloss magazines and catalogs only. Tear thicker catalogs into quarter inch sections. No Nat’l Geos, Reader’s Digest, or TV Guides. Place them in the Mixed Paper bin.


Includes junk mail, file folders, index cards, brochures, envelopes, single-ply paperboard (e.g. cereal and shoe boxes), pulpboard (e.g. egg cartons), construction, wrapping and tissue paper, paper towel cores, catalogs.  PLEASE NO:  Napkins, paper towels or plates, facial tissue, photos, hard/soft bound books, or aseptic (e.g. no foil-lined or plastic-coated cartons such as milk, soy, juice, soup or ice cream).


Remove newspapers from boxes, bags or string and place loose in the bin. Inserts included in the paper may be recycled as newspaper.


Place in bin located in front of building. No paperback books or catalogs.


Empty shredded paper from bags into bin inside warehouse during operating hours.  No diamond crosscut shred.


Bring material to be shredded to warehouse during operating hours. No plastics, rubber, metals, 3-ring or glue bindings. 


White copy paper, jet & laser printed computer paper, lined writing paper. Place in bin inside of warehouse during operating hours. No low grade papers, colored paper, cardstock or envelopes. Place these in the Mixed Paper bin.



We accept bicycles (and parts) for the non-profit organization “Village Bicycle Project”. Drop off during operating hours.


Place readable hardback and paperback books in bin near the used motor oil drop off. Place catalogs, manuals, journals, etc. in the Mixed Paper bin.

CARTRIDGES (Inkjet & Toner)

Drop off during operating hours at office window or at Cartridge World 1432 S Main St, Moscow ID: 882-0206


Drop off during operating hours at office window.


Access to yard waste drop is on N. Almon Street directly behind Center. Available 24 hrs. No commercial haulers.


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm

The following items are required to be recycled and are free to Latah County residents:

  • CPUs
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • TVs

Businesses, schools, and organizations are required to recycle these items and only have to pay a fee for TVs and monitors. Out-of-county must pay a fee for all electronics (Washington residents can recycle these for free in their local area.)

Moscow Recycling also accepts other e-waste free to Latah County residents and businesses. Examples of items accepted include:

  • Printers
  • Keyboards/Mouse
  • DVD/VCR units
  • Digital cameras
  • Copiers
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Game Systems & more

No appliances (e.g. no vacuums, toasters)


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm

Bring materials to be shredded to Moscow Recycling during operating hours. Fee is .40 cents/lb. Materials are placed in locked bins and shredded on-site. 

Please, no: Rubber, plastics, metals, 3-ring binders, glue bindings

Latah Sanitation, Inc.


The Solid Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) is located 4 miles east of Moscow on Hwy 8.

Hours: Monday—Saturday, 8am-4pm

Commercial haulers, households with large amounts of yard waste, and out-of-county residents may drop off materials for composting at no charge.

Moscow Recycling


Bins are located off N. Almon St., behind Moscow Recycling at 401 N. Jackson.

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Yard Waste Bins are for Latah County

Households ONLY

(1 truck load per day). No commercial or out-of-county materials allowed. Please use the Solid Waste Processing Facility located 4 miles east of Moscow on Hwy 8.

Acceptable Yard Trimmings

  • Leaves
  • Branches maximum 4’ long or 6” in diameter (can be any length if taken to the SWPF)
  • Grass Clippings
  • Weeds
  • Brush/Shrub Trimmings
  • Christmas Trees maximum 5’ tall or 6” diameter
  • Bark

Unacceptable Yard Trimmings

  • Branches greater than 4’ long or 6” in diameter
  • Stumps, dirt, or rocks
  • Plastic bags, boxes or twine
  • Kitchen waste or food scraps
  • Food-contaminated items
  • Pet feces/Manure
  • Lumber/Construction Debris
  • Sod

Site Locations (available 24/7)

Bovill Located on Railroad Avenue across from Bovill City Hall and the tennis courts
Deary Located on Line Street behind the elevators
Genesee Oak Street just west of the ball park
Juliaetta Located on 3rd & Railroad Street
(south of Grain Elevators)
Kendrick 8th & Railroad Street by

yard waste bin

Potlatch City Hall parking lot
Troy Located at Sunset Mart, 105 Hwy. 8

Materials Accepted


Mixed waste paper, magazines, catalogs, newspaper (including inserts), telephone books, junk mail (envelopes with plastic windows are accepted), cardboard, dry food boxes (such as cereal, remove waxed liner), paper bags & sacks, gift wrap. Place materials loose in containers and please flatten boxes.


Aluminum cans, soda cans, tin cans. Please rinse.

Plastics (Larger than 6 oz.)

Jugs (such as milk, detergent, and fabric softener), jars (such as peanut butter containers), bottles (such as water, soda, shampoo), dairy tubs (such as butter, cottage cheese, etc.). No lids. Please rinse.


Bottles and jars only. Please rinse.

Events on City Property

For events held on city property with 50 or more people, the City of Moscow requires the use of recycling containers. Containers are available at Moscow Recycling for no charge. Please call ahead to schedule. A $50 deposit is required by the City of Moscow Parks and Rec, and is refunded upon return of recycling containers.

General Events

If you are having a large party or gathering or sponsoring an event in Latah County, Moscow Recycling has various containers for recycling at no charge. Depending on your needs, we can accept plastic bottles, cans, paper products and with enough lead time, food residuals composting. The Moscow Renaissance Fair achieves 90% diversion of the waste they produce by composting and recycling. For more information please contact us.