Where Can I Recycle? PDF Print E-mail

Here in Blaine County when you're recycling materials, chances are someone's either coming to you and picking up your recyclables or you're going and dropping off your recyclables somewhere. This is basically the difference between curbside and drop off services -- one comes to you and the other you have to go to. Fortunately we have both in Blaine County. Please realize that we are lumping everything under "recycling" here, but in some cases an item isn't being recycled, but instead reused. Which is even better! A good example of this is glass, which can be collected and dropped off at locations (see below), from there it is taken to Ohio Gulch, crushed, and used as clean fill in the construction waste landfill.


If you're a resident of Sun Valley, Ketchum or Hailey, your recycling services are included in your cities' solid waste fees. Curbside service is provided by a franchise agreement between the cities and Clear Creek Disposal and runs on a set schedule.  Recycling for businesses is an included charge only in Hailey.  Businesses, including homeowner associations, in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Bellevue and Blaine County must contract separately for this paid service.

Those in Bellevue, Carey and the unincorporated areas of Blaine County must contract separately with their waste hauler for recycling services. Such arrangements could change if these local governments move to franchise these solid waste services.

The curbside program is source-separated meaning that you need to separate all your recyclables in specific bins and set these out at the curb for pickup. Recyclables collected at the curb include:

  • Paper (newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cereal boxes, paper egg cartons, etc)
  • Plastic products (HDPE and PPE plastics #1-5 only. Lids are OK, but take them off). 
  • Cans (aluminum & tin, plus reasonably clean aluminum foil)

Drop Offs

There are numerous drop off centers around Blaine County but they do not all accept the same materials.

Location Corrugated
Glass  Paper Cans

Plastic #1-5

Sun Valley City Hall 11/16/2012 - 12/17/2012
Elkhorn Fire Station 11/16/2012 - 12/17/2012
4th Street Drop Off
11/16/2012 - 12/17/2012
Environmental Resource Center

Hailey City Hall
Hailey Park-n-Ride 11/16/2012 - 12/17/2012
Hailey Fire Station
Recycling Center (Ohio Gulch)
West Magic


Household Hazardous Wastes & Select Items

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are particularly dangerous and represent unique challenges.  The table below summarizes where you may take HHW and select items such as "white goods" which include refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers and water heaters.  For more detailed information, please visit the dedicated household hazardous waste section.


Household Batteries CFL Bulbs Used Oil Pesticides/ Harsh Cleaners Paint Antifreeze Cellphones


White Goods Tires Christmas trees
Environmental Resource Center Pentium 4s & above/ call 726.4333
Recycling Center (Ohio Gulch)
Hailey City Hall
Bellevue City Hall
Building Material Thrift Store
West Magic

YMCA parking lot

Mountain Rides
Les Schwab
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