Recycling Programs

Co-mingled Curbside Recycling


Co-mingled curbside recycling is incorporated into the garbage service for all residential and business auto-cart customers (4 units or less). However, a blue recycle cart will not be delivered unless the customer requests the service.

If you do not have co-mingled curbside recycle service at your residence or business but would like a bin and pick-up service, you will need to opt in to curbside recycling by completing and submitting the opt-in form. A 96-gallon blue recycle bin and information will be delivered to you with service based on your assigned schedule.

Note: Businesses that only have container or roll-off service that want to participate in the co-mingled curbside recycling service will be required to pay the $5 per cart fee as curbside recycling is only included in auto-cart garbage service. Businesses can use the opt-in form to register for recycling service or can contact the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department at 208-234-6192 or 208-234-6193.

Materials Accepted


Most Paper—newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogs, cardboard boxes, food packaging boxes, office paper, note pads, coated paper, junk mail, envelopes, manila folders
Some Plastics—beverage, food, and household cleaner containers marked #1 PET or #2 HDPE that have been rinsed and had their caps securely in place (NO plastic bags)
Certain Metals—tin and aluminum cans or containers that have stored food and beverages and have been rinsed

Materials NOT Accepted


Glass, plastics marked with #3 through #7 recycling symbols, plastic clam shell containers, plastic deli trays, plastic bags, shredded paper, potato chip bags, paper towels, paper plates, PVC & ABS pipe, medical waster, toys, clothing, carpet, tissue paper, wax-coated beverage containers, cellophane paper, plastic wrap, foam rubber, packaging materials (peanuts, bubble wrap, Styrofoam packaging), Styrofoam containers, ceramic containers, cereal box liners, string, aerosol containers, and any container that has been filled with paint, pesticides, herbicides, or petroleum products. If in doubt, leave it out.
 

E-Waste Recycling


The city has established a contract to help citizens dispose of specific types of electronic waste free of charge. Flat-panel TVs are accepted.

Recycling Resources


Earth 911 is your 1-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you've got, and recycling your trash.

Recycling by Mail


Did you know that you can recycle via U.S. Mail? What can you do when the city's curbside recycling program or local business (see below) doesn't accept the item you want to recycle? Did you know that there are several programs that collect items via mail?

Local Businesses that Recycle


The following locations also accept specific types of recyclable materials. Please see links for materials accepted or contact the business for additional details.

  • Albertsons: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 2 Plastic Film
    • Number 2 Plastic Wrap
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Film
    • Number 4 Plastic Wrap
  • The Home Depot: Materials Accepted:
    • Car Batteries
    • Cell Phones
    • CFLs
    • Lead-Acid Batteries - Non-Automotive
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    • Rechargeable Batteries
  • JC Penny: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
  • Lowe's: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Cell Phones
    • CFLs
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    • Plastic Plant Materials
    • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Walmart: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Car Batteries
    • Marine Batteries