Ada County Landfill
Location: 10300 North Seaman's Gulch Road
Landfill Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. - Monday thru Friday
Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M..
Closed Sundays and some holidays.
Household Hazardous Materials Collection Facility Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. - Fridays and Saturdays
Wood, whether in its natural form, such as tree limbs, shrubs or bushes, or in a processed form, such as lumber, takes up considerable space in landfills. By diverting wood from the landfill, the life-span of the landfill can be extended. Each month, Ada County's wood recycling contractor ships roughly 10,000 cubic yards of wood chips away from the landfill. The chips have been used for fuel supplement at electricity co-generation plants, landscaping, compost feedstock, and cattle bedding.
As an incentive to encourage wood separation and recycling, the Board of Ada County Commissioners established a special disposal rate for wood placed in the wood recycling area. For more information about this special rate, please contact the Ada County Solid Waste Management Department at (208) 577-4725, or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL FOR WOOD RECYCLING
Basically, anything that can be turned into wood chips is acceptable in the wood recycling program. There are, however, a few exceptions. Wood containing chemical preservatives, such as creosote, pentachlorophenol or copper chrome-arsenate, is not acceptable in the wood recycling program.
So, what is acceptable? Shrubs, tree limbs, branches, and stumps (up to 8 feet in diameter); doors, wooden fencing, wooden spools, wood lap siding, old bark, plywood, particle board and sawdust.
What about nails and other fasteners? There is no need to remove nails, screws, hinges, or other metal fasteners (provided they are not large steel fasteners). Small fasteners pass through the grinding and screening equipment and are picked up by powerful magnets. The metals collected from the wood grinding process are shipped to a metals recycling company.