Streets & Sanitation

Streets & Sanitation Departments

The City of Chubbuck Streets Department spends most of the warm weather months either directly repairing City streets or coordinating major road construction projects with independant contractors.  We always try to get these jobs completed with a minimum of inconvenience to motorists, but some delays and detours are unavoidable.  Listed below are the 2015 road construction projects.  Click here for maps and more information.

Compared to other types of intersections, roundabouts have demonstrated safety benefits.

  • More than 90% reduction in fatalities*
  • Up to 76% reduction in injuries*
  • Up to 35% reduction in all crashes*
  • Slower speeds are safer for pedestrians

* These statistics and images are provided by the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. For more detailed information, download their roundabout brochure or visit their website here

Roundabouts also have a large number of very positive environmental impacts:

  • Less pollution due to fewer stops, starts and idling time
  • Less power consumption due to no signal equipment
  • Often need less pavement and right of way area
  • Quieter operation than traditional intersections
  • More aesthetically pleasing and efficient
  • Roundabout intersections are also friendlier to both pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Pedestrians should walk around the outside, while bicycles flow with motorized traffic.

City Code calls for strict parking restrictions during what we call a “snow emergency”. When a “snow emergency” is declared, it will be widely publicized. A “snow emergency” will also be automatically placed into effect at any time in which the snow depth on the street has reached an accumulation of three inches or more. During a “snow emergency”, all vehicle parking on streets is prohibited between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. The parking prohibition remains in effect until either the “snow emergency” is lifted, or the street is finally cleared of snow to the gutters.

The city has a responsibility to keep the streets as safe as practical for the driving public. Through our ordinances and policies, we strive to do that. We do not have the resources to be responsible for keeping your mail boxes and individual driveways open. We feel that the property owner must take that responsibility. The special centralized delivery box units available through the U. S. Postal Service do provide an option for mail delivery even under these conditions.

We would welcome hearing your comments and concerns. You can contact us via phone at 237-2430 or you can notify us online.

Procedure & Rules Regarding Snow Removal From Your Streets

Winter snows cause many problems for not only the traveling public, but also those city employees trying to remove it from the street. We do our best to remove the snow as quickly and efficiently as possible, given our crews and equipment. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you and clarify some aspects of our snow removal policy.

When a storm occurs or begins during off-duty hours (as most storms do), the police notify the maintenance men or crews on call to respond and begin removing snow. We have developed over the years, a list of trouble spots that need either first or frequent attention. Our people respond to these places first. Once those locations are plowed and sanded, they go on through the remainder of the city in a systematic manner, beginning with arterials and collectors, and plow open the streets.

The first trip through the city is only an effort to open streets, permitting two-way traffic and access by emergency vehicles. As time permits, which is usually after the storm, the crews follow through the entire city and plow snow from gutter to gutter. Vehicles that remain on the street during this process cause problems not only for themselves, but also create a safety hazard for plow operators and the traveling public as they try to negotiate around piles of snow left by plows going around those parked vehicles.

Please remove all recreational vehicles and other unnecessary vehicles from the street. Those vehicles that you find necessary to park in the street should also be removed at least during regular working hours.

When the city plows the entire street, we will attempt to deposit the snow in the gutter with as little snow as possible on the sidewalk. If you want to avoid shoveling out your driveway any more than necessary, you should wait until the city plows the street to the gutter before doing your driveway. Remember that snow from your sidewalks and driveways should be placed on your yard and not in the street. Also, place the snow taken from the curb portion of your driveway on the right side of the driveway as you face the street. Since the snowplow travels across the driveway from left to right, placing the snow on the right will keep the plow from putting it right back into the drive.

For more information about Anit-Icing, click here.

Chubbuck Garbage Collection Information

The City of Chubbuck Sanitation Department is in charge of collecting and hauling solid waste and recyclables from both residential and commercial properties to help maintain a clean and safe environment for the citizens of Chubbuck. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. ‘”Collection will be changed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Collection for these holidays will be one day late.

 

 GARBAGE & RECYCLING

 

In general, remember that garbage collection carts are the property of the City of Chubbuck and are provided to you on a rental basis. Any items that are too large to fit in a collection container must be appropriately disposed of by the property owner. Refuse that spils from or is left beside the collection container will not be collected and is the responsibilty of the resident.

DO

  • Place all of your trash inside the cart
  • Keep the lid closed at all times
  • Place the cart as close to the curb as possible on collection day at 7:00 am
  • Remove the cart from the roadside when empty
  • Read instructions for collection day schedules in your neighborhood
  • Use toe hold at the bottom of the cart to ease tilting of loaded cart

DO NOT

  • Put hazardous waste, paint cans, oil, hot ashes or flammables in the cart
  • Put residential or commercial construction debris in the cart
  • Overfill the cart or pack garbage tightly into the cart
  • Paint, write on or in any other way vandalize or alter the cart
  • Remove the cart from your residence for any reason
  • Obstruct collection of your cart by parking vehicles too close

The City of Chubbuck is offering recycling services to any resident who wishes to participate. Each participating household will receive a green 96-gallon recycling cart. Recycling carts are emptied either on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (East Chubbuck: see map below) or 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (West Chubbuck: see map below) of each month, with no service on a 5th Tuesday.

Each recycling cart will have a charge of $5.00 per month for this service.

Recycle carts with non-recyclable material will not be collected. The city does not offer return service. If your cart is not emptied due to not being placed out on time, or for having non-recyclable items inside, it will not be emptied until your next scheduled service date.

If you are interested in receiving this service, please download, complete and sign the Recycling Sign Up Form. A five dollar monthly fee per cart will be added to your existing utility bill. Turn in completed forms with your utility bill or at Chubbuck City Hall.

Please read updated recycling information here.

Acceptable

  • Paper (cardboard, office/computer paper, newspapers, magazines, phone books)
  • Aluminum
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Tin cans
  • Household plastics (#1 through #7)

Not Acceptable

  • Plastic Bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Batteries
  • Oil
  • Glass
  • Chemical Bottles
  • Hardback Books
  • Lead
  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Appliances
  • Auto Exteriors
  • Tires

Recycle Sign Up

2017 Free Days Fort Hall Mine Landfill

  • May 13th
  • October 14th

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th

Homeowners in Chubbuck can take advantage of this free service once a year. Apartment and commercial buildings are exempt. Chubbuck residents can choose either a dumpster or a roll-off container. There are more restrictions on the dumpsters because the truck that empties them must be able to compact the material. The container can haul things like tree stumps, sheet rock, furniture and mattresses.

The Sanitation Department will deliver the dumpster or container between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If you are scheduled for a Monday or Wednesday delivery day you will have the dumpster or container for approx. 24 hours. If you schedule on Friday the dumpster or container will be picked up Monday morning.

3 cubic yards (typical for most homes)

  • Items that are allowed in the dumpster have to be compactable.
  • Contents cannot be higher than the top of the dumpster.
  • No building materials, wood, rocks, dirt, sod or concrete.
  • No hazardous waste such as: Freon, antifreeze, oil, liquid paint, chemicals, etc.
  • No tires or batteries.
  • No freezers, refrigerators, or other appliances.

15-Yard Roll-Off Container

  • Weight above 4 tons will be charged to the resident
  • Contents cannot be higher than the top of the container.
  • No hazardous waste such as: Freon, antifreeze, oil, liquid paint, chemicals, etc.
  • No tires or batteries.
  • Appliances need to be on the gate end of the container.
  • There is a $10.00 charge for appliances with Freon. That fee will need to be paid when the container is reserved.
  • In order to take advantage of the branch chipping service you need to call the Public Works Department at 237-2430 to be put on the schedule.
  • Maintenance offers the service only on Tuesdays from the first Tuesday in April until the last Tuesday in May.
  • To be on Tuesday’s schedule you will need to call before 11:30 on the Friday before. Calling on Tuesday will put you on the schedule for the next week.
  • Branches must be no more than 6 inches in diameter at the base.
  • Put the branches on your driveway or lawn, not covering the sidewalk or in the road.
  • Maintenance personnel cannot pull on to your property to chip the branches.

Leaf Pick-Up:

  • Call Public Works to be put on the schedule 237-2430
  • Leaves are picked up on Tuesdays
  • Schedule runs from the first Tuesday in October to the last Tuesday in October
  • Leaves need to be bagged and put on the edge of your property

Christmas Tree Pick-Up:

  • Call Public Works to be put on the schedule 237.2430
  • Trees will be picked up daily for 2 weeks after Christmas

Extra Christmas Trash:

  • Sanitation will pick up extra bags of trash once after Christmas
  • Place the extra bags next to your cart on your regular pick-up day

The City offers large dumpsters for larger disposal needs.

Small Containers (Compactible items only)

  • 3 yard front load container, (80w x 45d x 51h)
    • Emptied 1 x per week, $106.85
      Emptied 2 x per week, $198.12
      Emptied 3 x per week, $289.40
      Emptied 4 x per week, $380.67
      Emptied 5 x per week, $471.87
      Extra Empty, $26.71
  • 6 yard front load container, (80w x 68d x 48h)
    • Emptied 1 x per week, $201.25
      Emptied 2 x per week, $383.80
      Emptied 3 x per week, $566.28
      Emptied 4 x per week, $748.82
      Emptied 5 x per week, $931.36
      Extra Empty, $50.31
  • Orders placed by noon may be deliverable the same day
  • First month pre-payment required
  • Dumpsters are emptied on Thursdays.  Please call the office when ready for dumpster to be removed
  • 8 yard dumpsters are for restuarant use only

Large Containers -30 yard roll off

Residential Prepayment: $225 goes onto account as a credit and applied to bills
Approved 3rd Party Billing:  $250, please call for more information
Monthly Rental Fee:  $108.70
Daily Rental Fee:  $3.62
Dump Fee:  $175.10 plus $29 per ton (landfill fee)

Dumpsters are emptied on demand only. Roll off containers can handle everything except

**tires, ***hazard waste, and large amounts of dirt and concreate.

*Appliances-loaded on gate end of roll off

*free-on (cfc) appliances will be charges additional land fill costs

**any tires found will be charged additional landfill costs

***contact the Bannock County landfill for free hazard waste days

A rolloff container is required for any construction debris such as wood, concrete, dry wall, metal, carpet, shingles, carpet padding, etc.  There are additional charges for tires and appliances which are determined by the Bannock County Landfill.

Empties

  • One empty is included
  • Additional one-time empties available
  • Pre-Scheduled automatic empties available

Prohibited Dumpster items

  • No Construction Materials
  • No Furniture
  • No Mattresses
  • No Roofing Materials
  • No Wood
  • all materials must be able to compact

Other Important Information

  • Leaf pickup is the second week in November through Thanksgiving
  • Christmas tree pickup is the first two weeks in January
  • Branch chipping is in the month of April thru May- branches need to be placed in neat piles with butt end towards street.
 

 OTHER LINKS

Current Road Conditions

 

Idaho Dept. of Transportation

 

Federal Hwy Commission

 

Bannock County Planning

 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:30-5:30
Tuesday: 7:30-5:30
Wednesday: 7:30-5:30
Thursday: 7:30-5:30
Friday: 7:30-11:30

Public Works / Mayor's Office

(208) 237-2430
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202
 

 

City Clerk / Utility Billing

(208) 237-2400
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202