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What Can I Recycle? PDF Print E-mail

Here in Blaine County we can recycle or divert  a wide array of materials, including

Depending on the item you may have several different options, at your convenience, to recycle that item. Residents of Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey all enjoy curbside recycling service as part of your solid waste services. Residents in Bellevue, Carey and Blaine County must contract separately for both their recycling and trash services.

Indicates all the items you can include with the recyclable material

Identifies common contaminates and either offers other options or indicates that the material can only be thrown in the trash.




Our curbside program is a "source-separated" one where  materials aregrouped into several containers so that they can be more easily hauled, baled and transported to an business that uses these recyclables as industrial feedstock.

Curbside Containers

There are many different types of containers that you can use for curbside service.  There's the traditional big blue bin that you can get free from your waste hauler but there are also other bin types that can help you keep your recyclables sorted and easy to get to the curb.  These options generally range from $10-$20 per bin and here are some examples (click the picture for the full link):


Drop Offs

There are several drop offs in Blaine County but not all materials are accepted at all the different drop offs. These drop offs include:

Did you know...

  • Locally we recycle over 263 tons of newspapers each year, saving over 1.6 million pounds of carbon pollution, over 3,100 trees and over 1.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
  • On average, recycling your newspapers generates nearly $18,000 in revenues each year.
  • Your recycling participation contributes to our average 16% recycling rate and helps boost our total recycling revenues to over $126,440 on average.
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