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.


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.


 March 11-14

March 25-28

April 8-11

April 22-25

May 6-9

May 20-23

June 3-6

June 17-20

July 2-4

July 15-18

July 29-Aug 1

Aug 12-15

Aug 26-29

Sept 9-12

Sept 23-26

Oct 7-10

Oct 21-24

Nov 4-7

Nov 18-21

Dec 2-5

Dec 16-19

Dec 30-31


Click Here for Collection Day 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