You asked: What happened to the McCall recycling center?


Rather than door-to-door recycling in McCall, Valley County is asking residents to use the Lake Fork site. 

The move shouldn’t come as a surprise to residents as officials have been advertising the change for almost a year. Valley County Commissioner Dave Bingaman says cities “complained about the mess that accumulated at the sites.” Eventually, McCall and Donnelly asked the county to remove their recycling sites.

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There were several other factors that contributed to the decision including cost and people putting non-recyclables in satellite sites. The city was able to build the new Lake Fork site through savings of the old program. 

“We are saving a significant amount of taxpayer dollars to have clean material that can be recycled, and we are not incurring the hauling costs from each of the cities,” Bingaman said in an email.

The Lake Fork site is located at 48 E Lake Fork Rd. It operates Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. More information on the center is available here.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
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