Meridian, ID (pop. 83,596) has catapulted to the state’s third-largest city after growing more than 80% since 2000. Situated due west of the state’s most populous city, Boise, Meridian residents are serviced by Republic Services. The city’s exclusive hauler, Republic Services has had a presence in the region for more than 30 years. Standard 95-gallon recycling carts (identified by their eye-catching red lids) are given to all customers, but 32-gallon carts can be substituted upon request.

Materials recycled

Paper Corrugated cardboard (cut or folded to fit in the cart), paperboard, construction paper, envelopes, office paper (all colors), magazines, catalogs, computer paper, phonebooks, newspapers and inserts, junk mail and paper bags are accepted. Plastics All rigid plastics numbered 1 through 7 are accepted. No plastic bags, films, Styrofoam products or biodegradable plastics. Metal Aluminum cans (rinsed), steel/tin cans (rinsed), aluminum foil (clean) and empty aerosol cans (caps removed) are accepted. Glass Glass is not recycled at the curb in Meridian. Motor oil Used motor oil may be placed in a sealed, clear jug at the curb on collection day. Each residence is permitted up to 2 gallons per collection period.


Meridian residents recycle at the curb on a biweekly basis, same day as refuse collection. Carts must be curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day and should be placed at least 3 feet from garbage carts and 15 feet from mailboxes. A recycling collection day calendar is available online.

Other programs

Meridian’s leaf recycling program is in effect during the first three weeks of November. Residents should collect leaves in compostable yard waste bags and set them out on the regular recycling day. Christmas trees are recycled at the curb during the first full week in January. Residents must strip the trees of any decorations and chop into 4-foot or smaller pieces before placing curbside. Hazardous waste may be taken to the Republic Services Transfer Station, 2130 W. Franklin Rd., every Monday (excluding holidays). Accepted drop-off items include fluorescent tubes, CFL bulbs, paint, stain, varnish, computers, computer monitors, TVs, tires, automotive batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides and herbicides. Medical sharps and syringes are prohibited from being thrown in the trash. Meridian residents can visit the Transfer Station for a free sharps disposal container. Once filled, they may return for safe disposal.

More information

Visit the City of Meridian Solid Waste and Recycling website for more recycling program info.