Curbside Recycling Guidelines

Thank you for participating in Coeur d’Alene’s Curbside Recycling Program! Please refer to the following lists to ensure that you are putting acceptable recycling materials into the curbside recycling bins.

While some items are not recyclable through the curbside program, there are locations where they can be recycled locally. Please refer to the notes at the bottom of the page for recycling locations.

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle! Together we can reduce waste and save taxpayer spending.

Acceptable Recyclables

(Please remove all plastic wrapping and lids, and thoroughly rinse items that contained food and liquids.)

  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper (including colored paper, shiny paper, and cardstock)
  • Junk Mail (plastic window is ok)
  • Magazines/Catalogues
  • Paperboard From Dry Food Only (e.g., cereal , crackers)
  • Telephone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Cardboard Boxes (Flattened)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel/Tin Cans
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles or Jugs with a Neck and Twist Off Top – Only Plastic #1 & #2
  • Plastic Planters
  • Paper Packaging
  • Receipts
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Cardboard Rolls (e.g., inside paper towels, wrapping paper)

Prohibited Items (not recyclable)

(Note: even if some of the following items have a recyclable symbol, they are not accepted as recyclables through the City’s curbside recycling program. Some of these items can be recycled at the County Solid Waste Transfer Stations – see link below.)

  • Glass*
  • Plastic Bags*
  • Plastic Tubs, Jars, and Food Containers (e.g., yogurt containers)
  • Pizza Boxes (including lids)
  • Shredded Paper
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Take-Out Containers
  • Styrofoam/Packing Peanuts
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, soup, etc.)
  • Plastic Pill Containers (vitamins and prescriptions)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Coffee Cups (paper and plastic)
  • Plastic Cups
  • Plastic Lids
  • Straws
  • Yard Waste/ Pet Waste
  • Hoses
  • PVC Pipe
  • Wood
  • Diapers
  • Car Parts
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries*
  • Printer Cartridges*
  • Anything with food waste or residue on it (e.g., pizza boxes)
  • Compostable Containers
  • Metal Hangers
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!

Other Recycling Locations


Glass (clean glass only) – Glass Depot’s at Cherry Hill Park and across from the Ramsey Transfer Station

Plastic Bags – local grocery stores and County Solid Waste Transfer Stations

Batteries – County Solid Waste Transfer Stations

Printer Cartridges – local office supply stores


Click here to see a complete list of items that can be recycled at Kootenai County’s Solid Waste Transfer Stations.


For questions or problems with your curbside recycling or to request a larger bin, please contact Coeur d’Alene Garbage at (208) 457-1820.