Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station

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  • Address: 2778 Stage Coach Rd, Midvale, ID 83645
  • GPS: 44.5216917,-116.6656934
  • Phone: (208) 549-0950
  • Mobile Phone: (208) 549-0950

Opening Times

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 1pm-5pm
  • Thursday 12pm-5pm
  • Friday 12pm-5pm
  • Saturday 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday closed

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The Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station is located on 2778 Stage Coach Rd, Midvale, ID 83645. This landfill is opened on the following hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 1pm-5pm
  • Thursday: 12pm-5pm
  • Friday: 12pm-5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday: closed

The landfill is closed on all US federal holidays. The dumps on the landfill are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the applicable state laws.

The Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station Idaho buries trash and garbage below secured and stratified layers of dirt and isolating material. The transfer station accepts tire, solid waste, hazardous waste, and inert material waste. For any other type of waste that you are not SURE ABOUT, you can reach them out at (208) 549-0950.

You may contact the Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station about any information regarding: waste managing policies, recycling policies, commercial garbage, accepted types of trash, industrial waste, household garbage, appliances disposal and hazardous waste management.

You can reach the Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station about their opening hours to the public and what is the visitor policy. They would gladly answer your questions.

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Popular questions at Washington County Upper Country Transfer Station

What is an inert landfill?

There is an interesting type of landfill, inert landfills. This type of landfill receives sand, concrete, and other waste related to construction. This type of waste does not have any biohazards nor decomposes, or it does so very slowly. These types of waste neither produce liquid waste. In this category, we mostly have asphalt, rocks, bricks, yard leaves. In this category, we do not include demolition waste.

The nearest open landfill is located where?

There are many landfills and they have accepted different types of waste. To make it simpler for our readers to locate your nearest landfill, we have created a simple website that helps you to answer those questions. The website is free and very simple to use. All that you must do is input your zip code and the type of waste that you will deposit. The website generates an interactive map, where it lists all landfills near your zip code that accept your predefined type of waste. The website also generates a list of all landfills near you where you can click and get more information for each landfill.

What is a transfer station?

When waste arrives in a landfill it needs to be sorted out first. Therefore, we have waste sorting stations. These are specialized for municipal waste and not for other types of landfills. Garbage trucks dump their municipal waste. Then the waste is separated into recyclable waste and non-recyclable materials. The non-recyclable garbage is then separated into hazardous waste, energy recyclable waste, landfill waste, or incinerator waste. Afterward that it has been sorted out, it is then loaded onto garbage trucks, and this deposits the waste onto their designated places.

Are Landfills and Dumps the Same Thing?

There is one detail to clear out. Landfills and dumps sound the same but are not. A landfill is engineered to maximally reduce the effect on the environment of the waste. The advantages of landfills over dumps are that landfills are managed with more care and landfills can even recycle the waste to produce other compounds or to even produce energy. Dumps are almost nonexistent today as they do not manage the waste and just leave things in the open.

What is a sanitary landfill?

Sanitary landfills offer a more advanced waste management approach that further reduces the chances of environmental contamination. The basic unit of a sanitary landfill is still the cell. The idea is to create soil tranches. The garbage is deposited onto layers 1 to 3 meters high and then compacted by bulldozers to reduce the volume. Then the garbage is covered by a layer of dirt. Multiple of these layers are piled together until they reach maximum capacity and thus, we form a cell. The cell is then reinforced on all sides to prevent leakage to the soil.



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