Recycling Center


Recycling in Nezperce has had great support since it was instigated. The city of Nezperce had to empty the blue bins located by City Hall/Shop once every three months or month and a half.

On average it takes a whole day to load the bins, haul them to Lewiston, empty them and haul them back and unload.

A full load of recyclables grosses around $120 so of course the fuller the load the more money. The City of Nezperce is asking help from the public by doing a few things prior to dropping off your items. With your assistance the process will run smoother and quicker for all.

*Remove lids off plastic bottles and smash the bottles so they take up less room in the bins. Also please smash cans before depositing them.

*Plastics are NOT ALL recyclable ONLY bottles with a top (opening) smaller than the bottom are allowed. NO sandwich containers; NO cool whip or butter containers. When these non-recyclable items are dropped off the maintenance department has to remove them taking additional time that adds up quickly.

*NO PLASTIC BAGS. These plastic bags should be emptied into the bins and then the bags disposed of there are green garbage tots at the city shop for plastic bag disposal. The maintenance department has been removing these plastic bags.

*When the bins are full PLEASE WAIT TO DROP OFF YOUR RECYCLABLES. We are aware the bins are full and making arrangements to empty them. We ask for your patience as sometimes it takes a few days to schedule a delivery. Weather and road conditions play a part in scheduling.

Thank you for supporting the recycling program. If the time is taken to remove lids, smash bottles and cans, dispose of the plastic bags and not throw in non-recyclable items, the program will run better for all.

Thanks Nezperce for making the recycling center a success. Please continue bringing all your newspapers, cans and plastics to the recycling center bins beside the City Shop. Check out the following for the complete list of what specific items will be accepted and all the do's and don'ts.

Please contact City Hall at 937-1021 if you have any ??'s.

Follow these Guidelines for materials that can be recycled at the Nezperce recycling location


Consists of:

  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Paperback books
  • Catalogs
  • Office paper
  • Tin can labels
  • Open discarded mail

Please place non-newsprint paper in brown bag!

Metal Cans

Consists of:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Metal containers must be limited to 1.5 gallons in size.

Must be opened and content free. Loose tin lids must be discarded and paper labels removed and recycled.

Mixed Plastic Bottles

Consists of:

  • Plastic bottles and or Jugs No. 1 through 7

All containers must have lids removed and discarded, be empty and have an opening or spout smaller than the bottom of the container.

All labels may remain attached to plastic bottles.

Items NOT allowed:

  • Paper or plastic bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aerosol type containers
  • Containers larger than 1.5 gallons
  • Containers used to contain paint, thinners, automobile products, hydrocarbons, fuel, pesticides and/or herbicides.

Discard all plastic lids

City of Nezperce