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Solid Waste

General Information

Solid Waste collection in rural Nez Perce County is provided by Inland North Waste or Sunshine Disposal & Recycling, Inc., depending on property location.

Inland North Waste's website provides their collection rules, regulations and times. Their phone number is 208-882-5724.

  • Inland North Waste's Nez Perce County Services and Schedule page
  • Inland North Waste also operates two One Stop Drop stations in rural Nez Perce County that accept appliances (old refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, etc.), furniture (old couches, tables, bed frames and mattresses, etc.), tires (up to ten rimless tires per household when either station is open), household batteries, vehicle batteries, household construction debris (lumber, concrete, insulation, etc.), and other large items that can’t be taken by your weekly garbage technician.The drop sites are located at Sweetwater and at the junction of the Reubens/Gifford Road and US 95. These sites are open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on alternating Saturdays - Sweetwater first and third, the highway junction second and fourth.

Sunshine Disposal & Recycling is located at 285 O'Conner Road in Lewiston, phone 208-743-4075.

Those County residents on Solid Waste collection can also dispose of trash at Lewiston's Solid Waste Transfer Station at no additional cost. Please see the information about charges for disposal of certain items in the "Transfer Station Charges and Proof of Residency" section below.

Lewiston Solid Waste Transfer Station
560 Downriver Road
Lewiston, ID 83501

Hours 8:00 a.m. - to 4:30 p.m. Closed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

See the City of Lewiston website for Lewiston's solid waste services.

See the City of Lapwai website for Lapwai's solid waste services.


The Nez Perce County Treasurer's Office handles the rural solid waste billing. Please call them at 208-799-3030, with any billing questions.

Solid Waste payments billing address:

Nez Perce County Treasurer's Office
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501

Composting and Yard Waste

Clearwater Composting

3965 Industrial Way - Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone 208-413-6020

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)

Facility Procedures

Each vehicle entering the facility will need to weigh in and out and license plates will be recorded. This is to provide the City of Lewiston with accurate numbers on materials received.

Landscape contractors will be required to pay a fee. Please contact Clearwater Composting for details.

Out of county residents will be required to pay a fee of $43.75/ton. For loads under 166 lbs or .08 tons, there will be a minimum fee of $5.

Service for Nez Perce County residents is free except for those living in Culdesac and Lapwai who are required to pay the out of county fee.

Clearwater Composting observes the following holidays:
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


Transfer Station

(Charges effective July 1, 2007)

A fee of $15.00 per refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner or other refrigerant bearing appliance shall be charged self-haul, residential accounts. No appliances shall be accepted from commercial accounts.

A fee of $3.50 per car tire or light truck tire shall be charged self-haul, residential accounts. Tires shall be without rims attached. No tires shall be accepted from commercial accounts.
City of Lewiston, Ordinance 4471, Schedule A

(Effective July 1, 2007)

City of Lewiston and Nez Perce County residents disposing of solid waste material at the transfer station shall produce proof of residency and service address from which the solid waste material was generated prior to disposing of material.
City of Lewiston, Ordinance 4471, Section 17-33.1

Acceptable documents for proof of residency and service address include current city utility bill, current county tax bill with solid waste fee shown, current electrical bill, vehicle registration and/or driver’s license matching residential user and service address from which the solid waste material was generated.

PDF Version of Transfer Station Charges

First District


Don Beck

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Second District


Doug Havens

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Third District


Doug Zenner

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Office Location
Brammer Building
1225 Idaho Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501

Contact Us

Phone: 208-799-3090
Fax: 208-799-3149

Office Hours
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM to Noon


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