Solid Waste

The Idaho County Solid Waste System is regulated by Ordinance #58.  Please inform yourself of the established regulations.  Ordinance numbers 12, 54, and 55 also address solid waste in Idaho County. You may view those ordinances by visiting the Idaho County Recorder’s office or online by clicking on Ordinances above.


Idaho County contracts with Simmons Sanitation and Lake Shore Disposal for collection and disposal of garbage in Idaho County. Following is their contact information:

Location: Approximately 1 Mile from Kamiah on Highway 162.
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7 days a week
Phone: 208-935-2617
Shop Phone: 208-935-0851
Transfer Station: 208-935-2941
Location: 200 Industrial Look, McCall, ID
Phone:  208-634-7176
Hours:  M-F 9:00AM – 4:30 PM
Holiday Closures:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Location:  240 Spink Lane, Donnelly, ID
Phone:  208-634-7712
Hours:  Mon-Sat 8:00 – 5:00, Closed Sundays
Location:  335 3rd Street, Lewiston, ID 
Phone:  208-746-1187
Fax:  208-746-6248 

Important Notice

To Idaho County Rural Solid Waste System Users,

The cost and volume of SOLID WASTE keeps going up. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! Recognizing this problem, the Idaho County Commissioners appointed 10 volunteer members to a Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), and they began meeting in January, 2008.

What the County needs to do to keep the cost of solid waste down is:

  1. Control dumpster abuse;
  2. Arrive at a fair pricing formula;
  3. Provide reasonable solid waste services at affordable prices;
  4. Protect land and streams from garbage drift; and
  5.  Increase reuse and recycling.

In an effort to accomplish this goal areas serviced by SIMMONS SANITATION, dumpster sites will be consolidated to the following locations:

  1. The bottom of Tommy Ta Ha Road near Kamiah (Dabco Shop area–pending)
  2. Between Stites and Kooskia (Idaho County Road Department land)
  3. At the bottom of Clear Creek Road (Leitch Creek existing dumpster)
  4. Harpster Bridge (existing dumpster location)
  5. Big Butte on Highway 162 (existing dumpster location)
  6. Lochsa River and Selway River (beside Hwy 12 below Lowell–pending)

The target date to begin the construction for these changes is Summer 2008. The sites listed above will be fenced, security cameras installed, and narrow walk through gates. Yard waste and bulky items will be collected in roll off containers brought to these locations on a regular schedule, which will be posted. Signs with additional information will be posted at each dumpster site.

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is working with Walco, planning future changes within its service areas.

For more information go to and click on Solid Waste.

R. Skipper Brandt, Comm.

Jim Chmelik, Comm.

James Rockwell, Comm.

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