Glass Recycling Fees Drop by Half


Recognizing that the initial cost was too high, Boise City officials and Republic Services announced today that they're reducing the fee for curbside glass collection.

The original subscription cost, $9.95, has dropped by nearly half, to $5.50 a month.

A poll of BW readers in March 2011 indicated that 29 percent of those asked would pay $5-$9.99 monthly for curbside recycling, while only 12.6 percent indicated they would pay $10 or higher.

"Many residents told us the price tag was out of reach for many families," said Mayor Dave Bieter. "I'm thrilled [Republic and Boise] have worked together to make the program more cost-effective and accessible."

The $5.50 subscription fee provides residents with an extra 65-gallon glass-only gray cart.

Online registration is available at

The city still maintains 17 community drop-off collection sites located throughout Boise.