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.  

Street Department Vision Statement

To help maintain a clean and safe environment for the citizens of Chubbuck.

The top function of the Street Department is to maintain all streets in reference to potholes and deterioration.  The second prioritized function of Streets Department is to maintain the curb inlet and drainage fixtures in the City.  Other responsibilities of Street Department include sweeping all city streets, installing and maintaining all of City street names, stop signs, speed limits, etc.

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.

Sanitation Vision Statement

The City of Chubbuck Sanitation Division is committed to protecting public health and safety while providing reliable service rendered with professionalism.

The Sanitation Division is committed to providing curb-side waste services and commercial services of the highest quality, delivered with pride to our customers while supporting the City of Chubbuck vision to create a sustainable future for generations to come.

 

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 spills 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 every other Tuesday either on A-Day (East Chubbuck: see mapor B-Day (West Chubbuck: see map). 

A-Day Schedule

B-Day Schedule

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.

For more recycling information, click here.

Acceptable

  • Paper (cardboard, office/computer paper, newspapers, magazines, phone books)
  • Aluminum
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Tin cans
  • Household plastics (#1 and #2)

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

2021 Free Days Fort Hall Mine Landfill

  • May 8th
  • October 9th

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Days

  • April 3rd
  • May 1st
  • June 5th
  • August 7th
  • September 4th
  • October 2nd

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 Roll-Off 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. Please contact City Hall for available dates. 

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 per item for appliances with Freon. That fee will need to be paid when the container is reserved.
    • As a service to single-family homes in Chubbuck the City offers a free tree limb chipping service. This service is for yearly tree branch/brush maintenance and should not be used as a tree removal service.  

      • In order for our residents to take advantage of the branch chipping service they will need to bring their branches down to City Hall parking lot on the following dates from 8am to 12 (noon).                         
      • April 3rd
      • April 17th
      • May 15th
      • May 29th
      • June 5th        

    Service Guidelines If you plan to participate in this service, we ask you to abide by the following guidelines:

    • Branches must be no more than 6 inches in diameter at the base of the cut.
  • May 1st is the City Clean up Day.  We will be doing Branch Chipping.  No Freon Appliances.

Leaf Pick-Up:

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

Christmas Tree Pick-Up:

  • Trees will be picked up daily for 2 weeks after Christmas

Extra Christmas Trash:

  • Sanitation will pick up extra bags of trash once the week following 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)

Roll-offs 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.

Dump Fee: $175.10 per dump plus $29 per ton

  • 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.

Some Friendly Reminders from the City of Chubbuck Sanitation Department

  • Please leave at least 3 feet of clearance around your cart/carts. Remember to keep clear of parked cars, fences, mailboxes, basketball & overhead obstructions.
  • Please remember we no longer pick up recycle carts on the schedule of 1st & 3rd and 2nd & 4th, skipping the 5th week of the month. The recycle carts are now emptied every other Tuesday each month. For a calendar of the 2021 Schedule A and Schedule B recycle pickup dates, visit our website at www.cityofchubbuck.us or stop in at the Utility Billing counter.
  • Please remember for health, sanitary and litter control reasons, all garbage and recycling items must be in the cart with the lid completely closed.
  • Please have your cart/carts at the curb by 7:00a.m. on the morning of your scheduled pickup.
  • FREE Service!! Please remember that homeowners in Chubbuck can take advantage of this FREE service once a year on a first come, first serve basis.Residents can choose from a 3 yd. dumpster or a 15 yd. rolloff container. Apartments and commercial buildings are exempt. For available dates, rules and restrictions, please contact us at 2082372430.
 

 OTHER LINKS

Current Road Conditions

 

Idaho Dept. of Transportation

 

Federal Hwy Commission

 

Bannock County Planning

 

Hours of Operation

City Hall Lobby Hours
Monday thru Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm

Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Email:  info@cityofchubbuck.us

City Hall / Mayor's Office

(208) 237-2400
290 East Linden St.
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

 

Inspections / Permits

(208) 417-7176
290 East Linden St.
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

Public Works Yard

(208) 237-2430
175 Park Lawn
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

Police Station

(208) 237-7172
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

Utility Billing

(208) 417-7175
290 East Linden St.
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

Public Works

(208) 237-2430
290 East Linden St.
Chubbuck, ID 83202

 

Fire Station

(208) 237-3212
4727 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202