Recyclable Items

Each year Americans generate millions of tons of waste. We throw “away” massive amounts of trash as a result of everyday living.  Many things like packaging, furniture, grass clippings, yard trimmings, glass, plastic, metal, paper products, clothing and much, much more can be turned into valuable next-generation products. Now, many of us realize that there is no such place as “away”. Since our trash problems won’t go “away” either, we must take responsibility for our own waste. The best way to do that is to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Educate. 

If you would to add a material or buisness to the A to Z list please follow the instructions below:  

Add Your Business: If your business reuses, recycles or safely disposes of an item that is on the A to Z list, or an item you feel should be on the A to Z list, complete the attached Vendor Application Form and e-mail it to: cclark@co.blaine.id.us

Add a New Material: If there is an item that you would like to see added to the A to Z list, e-mail the name of the item to:cclark@co.blaine.id.us. We will do the research to see what local disposal options are available

Recyclable Items A to Z

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Acetone

Acetone is a colorless mobile flammable liquid. The most familiar household use of acetone is as the active ingredient in nail polish remover. Acetone is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. Exposure to acetone can be chronic due to acetone contamination of water, food (e.g. milk), or the air (acetone is volatile). A number of acute poisoning cases have been described. Relatively speaking, acetone is not a very toxic compound; it can, however, damage the mucosa of the mouth and can irritate and damage skin. Accidental intake of large amounts of acetone may lead to unconsciousness and death.The effects of long-term exposure to acetone are known mostly from animal studies. Kidney, liver, and nerve damage, increased birth defects and lowered reproduction ability of males (only) occurred in animals exposed long-term. It is not known if these same effects would be exhibited in humans.Acetone and acetone compounds are flammable liquids and should be disposed of as hazardous waste. They can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event; see collection information below.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Station (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)

Acids

Acids are found in several household Cleaning Compounds, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, Wet Cell Batteries, and Radiator Flushes and Cleaners. Acids, which have a pH range of 0 to 6.9, may be corrosive and cause severe burns on contact with living tissue. Acids should be disposed of as a hazardous waste. They can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event; see collection information below.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Station (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)

Adhesives/Glues

Petroleum-based adhesives/glues can contain a solvent which may be inflammable, lung or skin irritant, or possibly fatal when inhaled in high concentrates. Water-based adhesives/glues can be dried out and placed in the trash. Petroleum-based adhesives/glues should be disposed of as a hazardous waste. They can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste collection facility.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Station (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)

Aerosol Spray Cans

Aerosol spray cans contain an active ingredient and a liquid or gaseous propellant that is packed under at least 40 pounds of pressure per square inch. These pressurized aerosol containers are explosive and may be flammable. Depending upon other ingredients, the aerosol sprays may be irritants, corrosives, poisons or contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). They can be recycled curbside if empty.Remove and discard plastic tops from empty spray cans and put them in your metals curbside recycling.  Full or partially full aerosol spray cans or paint cans cannot be recycled curbside. Take full or partially full aerosol cans to a Household Hazardous Waste collection facility.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Satiation (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)

Aftershave

Water-based aftershave may be flushed down the sink or toilet. Alcohol-based aftershave/cologne is flammable and can be disposed of as hazardous waste. They can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event; see collection information below. Alcohol-based aftershave/cologne should not be flushed into a septic system; however, small amounts (less than a couple of ounces) can we flushed down the sink or toilet is connected to a sanitary sewer.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Carey Transfer Satiation (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)

Aluminum

One of the most efficient forms of recycling is aluminum recycling. Aluminum can be reused repeatedly and requires very little processing to make it available for reuse. Manufacturers simply melt down crushed aluminum stock and add it to freshly extracted aluminum without any degradation of quality in the finished product. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling an aluminum can require less than 5% of the energy that would be expended in creating a similar can out of fresh bauxite ore. The Aluminum Association estimates that the energy saved in recycling a single aluminum can could power a television for 3 hours.

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Curbside Collection
  • Elkhorn Firestation
  • Blaine County Recycle Center
  • Ohio Gulch Transfer 
  • Carey Transfer Station 
  • West Magic
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  • Aluminum/steel/tin cans (Labels okay are OK)
  • Aluminum foil and cookie/pie tins. Must be rinsed clean, with no food contamination

  • Food-soiled metal
  • Large metal objects
  • Metal cookware
  • Paint buckets
  • Propane tanks/bottles
  • Aerosol cans

Apple Products

Apple has an active reuse and recycling program for old iPods, iPads, Macs, PCs, and cell phones.  They often offer gift cards and discounts on new products when recycling an old device. The full details of their program can be found here. The Blaine County Recycle Center accepts the following electronics for recycle. They can be dropped off free of charge Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-5: 00 pm at 110 Ohio Gulch Road: Monitors, CPUs, Towers, Laptops, Power supplies, Cell phones, DVD/VCR players, Fax machines, Copiers, Printers, and Scanners. Please note we are unable to accept televisions.

Appliances

Working appliances in good condition are a great example of a reusable item. Large Items are accepted at The Building Material Thrift Store. Small Appliances can be donated to The Gold Mine, The Attic Thrift Store, or the Barkin’ Basement.

Fixed Collection Facilities ($5 fee per item)

  • Ohio Gulch Transfer Station ( 110 Ohio Gulch Road)
  • Carey Transfer Satiation (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)