Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Notice

Friday, February 14 2014

The University of Idaho has gone to a tow unit/compactor system for handling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated on campus. After one year, the university is getting excellent results with the system, though one issue though needs to be reiterated.

MSW is defined as any solid waste produced, other than hazardous, infectious or unacceptable waste. Unacceptable waste or waste not allowed in tow units at the University of Idaho includes any hazardous or infectious materials (ie, blood, body wastes, paints, spray cans, liquids, toxic substances, pesticides, oils, chemicals etc.) Other unacceptable waste includes furniture, metals, electronic waste, wood and construction debris. For items of these natures either Environmental Safety & Health (5-6524) or Recycling/Surplus Solid Waste (5-2091) will need to be contacted for proper disposal of these unacceptable items.

If you have any questions, contact the RSSW team at 885-2091 or email Thanks very much for your help.