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Recycle and Reuse During City of Meridian's Trash or Treasure Event

Last updated April 26, 2021 by Totally Boise

The average American produces around 2,072 pounds of trash per year — that's almost the weight of a compact car. In an effort to reduce waste, The City of Meridian and Republic Services will host its Trash or Treasure event May 1-2nd. The event is an alternative to throwing away salvageable items and encouraging residents to recycle and reuse unwanted items.

Sign Up for Meridian's Trash or Treasure

It's simple, you sign up online and enter your location, you then place any unwanted items that no longer spark joy and place them on the curb. This is the best time to get rid of any of those bulky items that have been lingering in the garage for too long — old bookshelves, end tables, and appliances.

Over a hundred Meridian residents so far are participating — leaving you to find the perfect addition to your home. If you've been tempted to try refurbishing, this is your perfect opportunity to find an item and give it a whole new life!

Sign up as a location by April 30th to participate in Trash or Treasure:

Meridian Trash or Treasure Program Sign Up

View the Trash or Treasure locations here:

Trash or Treasure Map

Merdiain's Unlimited Trash Week

After Trash or Treasure, Republic Services will also be lifting its trash pickup limit for one week, starting May 3rd.

Here are a few of the easy guidelines to follow during Unlimited Trash week.

  • Call ahead or register online for bulky items (208) 345-1265
  • Extra items need to be bagged and/or bundled next to your garbage bin
  • Appliances are accepted but any items containing Freon will have a $58.76 pickup fee per item.

Register bulky items here and read guidelines:

Unlimited Trash Week Info & Registration

City of Meridian's Donation Resource Guide

If you aren't ready to throw away any items, but missed Trash or Treasure, The City of Meridian has a great online resource tool to find where you can take donated items. This is also a great resource for anyone who lives outside Meridian and cannot participate.;

Here are some local donation sites:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Boise Bicycle Project
  • Kidz Again

Find more donation sites here:

Local Donation Sites

The Trash or Treasure initiative is the perfect kickstart to spring cleaning and an easy way to decrease your carbon footprint and find hidden treasures right in your neighborhood! If you live outside of Meridian, you can still follow the map and find reusable items, perfect for your home.




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