Solid Waste

This site concerns RURAL county residences only. For assistance with a residence inside a city limit please call City Hall.

Under the supervision of the County Commissioners the Solid Waste office sets fees and negotiates contracts with government and private entities. Billing procedures and collection of fees are managed by the Solid Waste Department. We strive to resolve problems incurred by ratepayers with payments or with any of the services included.

Solid waste fees are Mandatory. The Latah County Solid Waste Ordinance states maintenance and operation of the rural solid waste collection system shall be funded by assessment and collection of a fee imposed upon all premises in Latah County, except those located within the corporate limits of any city.

Fees provide weekly driveway service, access to Moscow Recycling Center, Bulky Waste Sites, Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Compost Program, Shred Day, Tire Amnesty Day and some services at the Solid Waste Processing Facility.

The Latah County Solid Waste Ordinance #229, Section 18, "Unlawful Disposal of Solid Waste" states: "It shall be unlawful for any person in Latah County to bury, dump, collect, remove, throw, discard, deposit or in any other manner dispose of solid waste other than into the Latah County Solid Waste disposal system, without first obtaining a permit therefore under the specific provisions for special permits." (see Special Permits, Section 27, Ordinance #229). Solid Waste exemptions are available in certain situations. Please see billing procedures section for more information.

The Latah County municipal landfill was closed in 1993, due to the Federal Subtitle D regulations adopted in 1991. This regulation stated that in order for Latah County to continuing to use the existing landfill site we would have to accept past, present and future liability. Therefore, the City of Moscow and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee recommended transporting municipal solid waste (MSW) out of Latah County. All MSW is transported to Arlington, Oregon.

The local landfill, located at the Solid Waste Processing Facility on Highway 8 is for non-municipal (inert demolition) solid waste.


The Latah Sanitation, Inc. Transfer Station disposal site

Hours 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday
Located at 3299 Highway 8 (five miles east of Moscow) 208-882-5724

Special Events

Clean-up Months

Rural City Bulky Waste Sites (Deary, Genesee, Juliaetta & Potlatch) will only accept household waste in April and October.
Demolition, metal, tires and large appliances are accepted all other months of the year (Jan-Mar, May-Sept, Nov-Dec) on the specified Saturday Schedule Day.

Free Shred Day April 23, 2022

9am-3pm at the Latah County Fairgrounds
Limit of 3-brown bags per resident
For all residents of Latah County. No commercial.

Tire Amnesty Day July 30, 2022

Accepted at 8am-4pm at the Transfer Station, Moscow Recycling Center, and Latah County *rural city Bulky Waste Sites
*Rural City Bulky Waste Sites will ONLY accept Tires*
Free tire disposal for Latah County residents.
Passenger vehicle tires only. No commercial.
No rims, tractor or semi truck tires.
Extremely large loads haul to Transfer Station.

Our Services

  • Manage Solid Waste Fees
  • Negotiate Contracts
  • Manage Billing and Collection

Solid Waste Forms and Files