Please accept our apologies for the Recycling this last week. The recycling truck driver is new and tried to get to as many cans as possible last week and a few streets were missed. The driver came back Monday and picked up a few more and spent the majority of Tuesday working with the City Sanitation Department driver to learn more about the truck and the City routes. If you have recycling that cannot wait until next week, please take it to the BYUI Recycling Center at 512 W. 1st S. or the containers located in the Albertson's/Wal-Mart parking lot. Again we apologies if you were missed last week and are hoping that next week will run a lot smoother. We ask for your patients in the training of the new driver.



Changes to Recycling

Curbside recycling will be seeing some changes as BYU-Idaho has chosen to outsource the residential collection portion of their recycling program.  BYU-Idaho will continue to collect the recycling from various commercial locations with in the City and also maintain the 40 containers located at the Wal-Mart parking lot.


The City is no longer accepting glass of any kind at any recycling location.


BYU-Idaho has entered into an agreement with Western Recycling to handle to collection of residential recycling to continue their end of the current  partnership, handling the curbside recycling for the City of Rexburg.  The terms of the agreement changed the collection of recycling to every other week instead of weekly collection. Please review the new collection schedule below.


*New Collection Weeks*

 Please have container out by 7:00 a.m. and leave out until at least 5:00 p.m.  on your regular garbage pick up day during the following weeks.


 January 12-16

 January 26-30

 February 9-13

 February 23-24


March 9-13

 March 23-27

April 6--10

April 20-24

May 4-8

May 18-22

June 1-5

June 15-19

June 29-30

July 1-3

July 13-17

July 27-31

Aug 10-14

Aug 24-28

Sept 1-4

Sept 14-18

Sept 28-30


Oct 1-2

Oct 12-16

Oct 26-30


Nov 9-13

Nov 23-27

Dec 7-11

Dec 21-25

Jan 4-8 2016


Click Here for Collection Day Map

Click Here for INTERACTIVE Collection Map


Cost: $0 for the first container to residents with garbage utility service through the City.  $3.50 per month for each additional recycling container requested. We are trying to keep the program free of charge as long as we can. 


Pick ups:

Please place your filled recycling container three feet from your sanitation container on your normal trash pick up day that corresponds with the above collection weeks.   In the event of a holiday, please follow guidelines of sanitation pick up.


Please report missed pick ups, broken axles and repairs needed, to 208-372-2337.  The container will be picked up as soon as possible and the majority of repairs will be handled the following Monday.


Going Green

Rexburg is going green. There are so many ways for a person to help the environment, and recycling is one of them. The Rexburg Recycles program provides city and area residents with drop-off stations where residents can come and separate their recyclables into blue recycle bins.

  • Wal-Mart front parking lot
  • Madison Middle School parking lot

It is the responsibility of the patron to sort and place the recyclables in the bins. Please do not drop bags of recyclables to the side of the bins. If a bin is full, call the City of Rexburg at (208) 372-2337.

  • Accepted Recyclables
  • #1 plastics (water, soda, cooking oil, and salad dressing bottles)
  • #2 plastics (shampoo bottles, milk jugs, and plastic grocery bags)
  • Aluminum cans (aluminum cans only)
  • Office pack (printer and notebook paper, envelopes, and manila folders) No Shredded paper
  • Newspaper / catalogs (newspapers, magazines, phone books, and catalogs)
  • Corrugated cardboard (corrugated cardboard only)


  • Not Acceptable Recyclables
  • Plastic Film, grocery or garbage bags
  • Glass of any kind
  • Shredded Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Green Waste
  • Used Paper Towels
  • Liquids
  • Hazarous Waste
  • Light Bulbs
  • Wax Paper, Plastic Wrap or Aluminum Foil


Recycling Suggestions- not manditory
Share these recycling tips with your friends and family.  The program is single stream, you can throw everything in together and we will sort it out at the facility.   If you think something might be recyclable, throw it in and we will decide for you.

Rules to Follow

Corrugated Cardboard
  • Break down all boxes
  • Please do not drop off the following items:
    • Boxes with grease or food stains
Office Pack
  • Remove all spiral binding and metal tabs
  • Please do not drop off the following:
    • Shredded paper 
    • Diapers
Newspaper / Catalogs
  • Remove all spiral binding and metal tabs
  • Remove the lids and through them in too
  • Wash out and collapse all plastic items
Aluminum and Tin Cans
  • Please empty and crush the cans
  • Remove any labeling