Business and Apartment Programs

Curb It Commercial

Curb It Commercial is the city’s solid waste program for businesses and multi-family housing.

As businesses bounce back from the pandemic, the total amount of waste going to the landfill has increased. In fact, while businesses only account for less than 5% of total accounts, they create more than 60% of the total disposed waste. As the city reevaluates its climate goals, business leaders are starting to realize the environmental impact of their businesses and are changing strategic directions towards reducing waste.

Need Help?

The city recognizes that every business is different, which is why we offer tailored tools to help you start or re-evaluate your solid waste service. The city’s Curb It team also offers free assistance and information on how to reduce your company's waste.

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Boise's Curb It team offers free assistance and information on how to reduce your company's waste.
curbit@cityofboise.org

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Available Programs

The City of Boise and Republic Services have partnered to give businesses a variety of services designed to reduce landfill waste. The city offers trash, recycling and glass recycling. We also offer assistance to help your business and tenants reduce their impact and reuse commonly disposed of materials.

  • Trash
    Trash is collected up to 6x times per week. Contact Republic Services to set up your trash service. Container sizes vary and include carts. Lids must be closed on containers for collection. Please don’t overfill.
  • Recycling
    Fill your recycling container only with items accepted in the program. Your first recycling cart is free. Save costs by adding a recycling container for up to 40% less than a trash dumpster.
  • Reduce and Reuse
    The most effective way to manage waste is to not create it in the first place. The act of reducing and reusing means consuming more responsibly and putting fewer materials in our trash and recycling.

Republic Services (Start Service)

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Create a Waste Management Program

The City of Boise challenges your business to create a unique solid waste program that seeks to conserve our natural resources, promote employee/customer engagement and increase profitability.

Need Help?

  • City of Boise Public Works staff is here to help! Call 208-608-7161 for free business-focused tips on creating and running your waste management program.

Getting Started

When starting out, many businesses or apartments plan for either too much solid waste or not enough. This can lead to high monthly expenses or create an unsightly mess that employees must clean. These tips can help you start your service right.

  1. Plan Ahead
    Are you moving into a new space or designing your location from the ground up? Make sure you determine how much space you need to dedicate to your solid waste containers.
    Container Dimensions
    − Contact Curb It to schedule a free waste consultation.
  2. Set up your Containers
    Start your service with the City of Boise and Republic Services. Schedule a delivery of containers to your planned areas. Purchase small and large recycling bins for employees’ offices, mailing rooms and common areas.
  3. Education and Outreach
    Actively engage coworkers and customers to reduce their impact. Use consistent signage for waste bins and stations. Curb It offers free educational materials, such as printable signs and assistance to help your business curb their impact.

Resources

Restricted Materials

These materials can damage collection equipment. Customers must limit volumes of such materials unless prior arrangements are made with Republic Services.

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt/shingles

Prohibited Materials

It is unlawful to dispose of these materials in the landfill.

  • Liquid waste
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Grease/fats
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Vehicle tires and batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Hazardous wastes, including pesticides, chemicals, paint and paint thinner

Tools for Architects + Developers

Local Organic Recycling Outlets

These companies collect commercial organic waste throughout the Treasure Valley. Accepted materials and service type vary from company to company. Please contact the individual company for a complete list of accepted materials and pricing information. If your company collects commercial organic waste and you would like to be included on this list, please contact Curb It.

Please note: The City of Boise is providing this Directory as a public service only and does not endorse, certify, or recommend any businesses or contractors in the Directory. This Directory is not necessarily comprehensive; The City of Boise has not verified company’s information, qualifications, experience, or contact information, and makes no claims regarding a business’s qualification, experience, or abilities. This Directory may be periodically updated with new businesses or accepted material types.

Name

Phone Number

Accepted Materials

Service Type

Ada County Landfill Wood Waste Recycling

208-577-4725

Wood, Trees

Self-haul

Diamond Street Recycling

208-322-3050

Yard Waste

Self-haul

Organix Recycling

708-326-3900

Pre-consumer food waste

Pickup

Timber Creek Recycling

208-887-8546

Wood, Yard Waste, Food Scraps

Self-haul

TreeTop Recycling

208-362-1460

Wood, Yard Waste, Dirt

Self-haul

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